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#1 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 16 2020 - 6:42 PM

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As long as you are not like 2 years old you can purchase. hehehe

I SHIP ON MONDAYS

D.O.A Policy: I will make full refund or reshipment if Ants or Equipment arrives damaged or dead (must send unboxing video for proof of death within 24 hours of arrival)

1 week live guarantee: If you would like to have this live guarantee policy it will be $5-$10 depending on colony (this policy excludes Myrmecocystus and Acromyrmex due to their fragile nature). This policy will let you have full money back if the colony or queen you buy perishes. This is best used on Queens if they happen to be infertile.

Shipping: Minimum shipping cost is $9. If you would like better shipping and/or tracking it will cost more.

Payment: I accept Cash app, venmo, etc. Must be friends and family though.

Contact: You can contact me through pm in formiculture or email @ ztgraves07@yahoo.com (Give me your username and what you would like to purchase)

Pictures: PM me for requests of images. I may or may not have images the day you contact me.

Trades: I am currently open for trades (this may change in the future). 

Offers: Currently open for offers.

I sometimes feature ants for sale on my youtube here: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/

 

 

Queens:

 

None Currently Available

 

Colonies:

 

None Currently Available

 

Formicariums/Equipment:

 

Used but in good shape AC Hybrid Nest Mini (Preferred method of payment is trade) 

 

Cup Nest V1 Small  $4 (Availible:1)

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Bundles:

 

None Currently Available


Edited by ZTYguy, November 30 2020 - 2:48 PM.

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Currently Keeping:

 

Camponotus sansabeanus, Myrmecocystus mexicanus, Acromyrmex versicolor, a load of Tarantulas and 1 Rosy Boa

 

Come see my ants and support/follow me on twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

Come see my ants and follow me on youtube here: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/

Come check out my shop here: https://www.formicul...op/#entry169639

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#2 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 17 2020 - 10:30 AM

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Brachy's have a new larva


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Camponotus sansabeanus, Myrmecocystus mexicanus, Acromyrmex versicolor, a load of Tarantulas and 1 Rosy Boa

 

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#3 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 17 2020 - 10:35 AM

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Added 1 week live guarantee policy.


Currently Keeping:

 

Camponotus sansabeanus, Myrmecocystus mexicanus, Acromyrmex versicolor, a load of Tarantulas and 1 Rosy Boa

 

Come see my ants and support/follow me on twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

Come see my ants and follow me on youtube here: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/

Come check out my shop here: https://www.formicul...op/#entry169639

#OJ4Acros


#4 Online KitsAntVa - Posted November 17 2020 - 10:35 AM

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Why only 18+ a 16-17 year old can drive and pay cash.

-Kit the one who isn’t 16-17 and can’t drive. ;(
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Hi.
Novomessor journal soon. Eee

#5 Online Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 17 2020 - 10:37 AM

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Why only 18+ a 16-17 year old can drive and pay cash.

-Kit the one who isn’t 16-17 and can’t drive. ;(

hmm yeah why the 18+ policy?  :thinking:


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 My YouTube channel :)

 

 


#6 Online KitsAntVa - Posted November 17 2020 - 10:37 AM

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For example actually I know someone who just turned 18 this year but still was selling ants around a year or two ago.
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#7 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 17 2020 - 10:39 AM

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Changed policies, Just went through forum rules and found that you don't have to be 18+. Hehe silly me


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Camponotus sansabeanus, Myrmecocystus mexicanus, Acromyrmex versicolor, a load of Tarantulas and 1 Rosy Boa

 

Come see my ants and support/follow me on twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

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Come check out my shop here: https://www.formicul...op/#entry169639

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#8 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 18 2020 - 10:43 PM

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Price lowered on Brachys. More larva.


Edited by ZTYguy, November 18 2020 - 10:43 PM.

Currently Keeping:

 

Camponotus sansabeanus, Myrmecocystus mexicanus, Acromyrmex versicolor, a load of Tarantulas and 1 Rosy Boa

 

Come see my ants and support/follow me on twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

Come see my ants and follow me on youtube here: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/

Come check out my shop here: https://www.formicul...op/#entry169639

#OJ4Acros


#9 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 19 2020 - 11:39 AM

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Brachy's sold. Closed for the season.


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Camponotus sansabeanus, Myrmecocystus mexicanus, Acromyrmex versicolor, a load of Tarantulas and 1 Rosy Boa

 

Come see my ants and support/follow me on twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

Come see my ants and follow me on youtube here: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/

Come check out my shop here: https://www.formicul...op/#entry169639

#OJ4Acros


#10 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 19 2020 - 5:36 PM

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Added New Formicarium


Currently Keeping:

 

Camponotus sansabeanus, Myrmecocystus mexicanus, Acromyrmex versicolor, a load of Tarantulas and 1 Rosy Boa

 

Come see my ants and support/follow me on twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

Come see my ants and follow me on youtube here: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/

Come check out my shop here: https://www.formicul...op/#entry169639

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#11 Offline JenC - Posted November 19 2020 - 6:02 PM

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What are the black dots
Current Colonies:
1x Camponotus Vicinus (3 Workers)

Single Queens:
3x Camponotus Clarithorax
4x Camponotus Maritimus
5x Camponotus Ca02
7x Camponotus Sansabeanus
1x Myrmecocustus Testaceus
3x Prenolepis Imparis

#12 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted November 19 2020 - 6:06 PM

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Have you successfully raised colonies in those nests?



#13 Offline StrickyAnts - Posted November 19 2020 - 6:42 PM

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how do you hydrate it?



#14 Offline Zeiss - Posted November 19 2020 - 6:45 PM

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I have to say, those nests do not look good.  Those mold dots are not a good sign.



#15 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 19 2020 - 6:45 PM

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The black dots are a byproduct of the certain type of plaster. I have a colony in a nest with these same black dots in it and they are fine. You hydrate it with a whole in the plaster. It works best with species like tetras, temnos, and even solenopsis. No bigger than solenopsis invicta/geminata.


Currently Keeping:

 

Camponotus sansabeanus, Myrmecocystus mexicanus, Acromyrmex versicolor, a load of Tarantulas and 1 Rosy Boa

 

Come see my ants and support/follow me on twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

Come see my ants and follow me on youtube here: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/

Come check out my shop here: https://www.formicul...op/#entry169639

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#16 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted November 19 2020 - 6:50 PM

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Is the yellow top a dye or something? Or is the plaster oxidizing lol



#17 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 19 2020 - 6:51 PM

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I'm not completly sure what the dots are but I have a colony dealing with the black dots and they are doing great. I think the yellow is oxidization.


Currently Keeping:

 

Camponotus sansabeanus, Myrmecocystus mexicanus, Acromyrmex versicolor, a load of Tarantulas and 1 Rosy Boa

 

Come see my ants and support/follow me on twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

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Come check out my shop here: https://www.formicul...op/#entry169639

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#18 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted November 19 2020 - 7:16 PM

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Did you add metal shavings or something? I was joking about oxidation, and oxidation doesn't even happen that fast (I'm assuming the nest you're selling is new and unused), unless you also added a catalyst. 



#19 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 19 2020 - 8:59 PM

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I've had it on the back burner for a long time (4-6 months) under my work bench light when I am testing things. I was just saying that it has been under high lights and the only othe thing added would be perlite but I can insure that the plaster has been tested multiple times and in all tests not slowed brood growth or cause any colony harm.


Currently Keeping:

 

Camponotus sansabeanus, Myrmecocystus mexicanus, Acromyrmex versicolor, a load of Tarantulas and 1 Rosy Boa

 

Come see my ants and support/follow me on twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

Come see my ants and follow me on youtube here: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/

Come check out my shop here: https://www.formicul...op/#entry169639

#OJ4Acros


#20 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted November 19 2020 - 9:12 PM

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I've had it on the back burner for a long time (4-6 months) under my work bench light when I am testing things. I was just saying that it has been under high lights and the only othe thing added would be perlite but I can insure that the plaster has been tested multiple times and in all tests not slowed brood growth or cause any colony harm.

"work bench light"

 

"4-6 months"

 

Sounds like mold.

 

What plaster mix is that anyways?

 

I can't think of any plaster brands with random black spots.

 

What species did you put in it? Is it one of those hardy species that'll live anywhere?






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