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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 reship if Animals or Equipment arrives damaged or dead (must send unboxing video for proof of death within 24 hours of arrival).
Payment: I accept Cash app, venmo, cash (if meet-up), etc.
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), you can also contact me through the AntsSoCal Discord Server in my signiture.
I sometimes feature ants/spiders for sale on my youtube here: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/

Queens:

 

Brachymyrmex pat.

1 queen ($3)

2 queens ($6)

3 queens ($8)

4 queens ($10)

5 queens ($13)

 

Colonies:

 

None available now

 

Termites:

 

Rhinotermitidae coming soon!

 

Other inverts:

 

Trichorhina tomentosa (Dwarf white isopod) 5-10 culture ($10)

Eleodes armata (Pinacate beetle) ($9)

 

Formicariums/Equipment:

Used dspdrew starter formicarium; $25 (available:1).
Used Antscanada Ant Tower; $25 (available:2) Buy 2 for only $40


Edited by ZTYguy, April 18 2021 - 9:45 PM.

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Currently Keeping:

C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

Wishlist:

P. imparus, P. rugosus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

Yt: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/           Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

Shop: https://www.formicul...op/#entry169639


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

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Brachy's have a new larva


Currently Keeping:

C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

Wishlist:

P. imparus, P. rugosus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

Yt: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/           Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

Shop: https://www.formicul...op/#entry169639


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

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Added 1 week live guarantee policy.


Currently Keeping:

C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

Wishlist:

P. imparus, P. rugosus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

Yt: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/           Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

Shop: https://www.formicul...op/#entry169639


#4 Offline 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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#5 Offline 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 Offline 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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Currently Keeping:

C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

Wishlist:

P. imparus, P. rugosus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

Yt: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/           Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

Shop: https://www.formicul...op/#entry169639


#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:

C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

Wishlist:

P. imparus, P. rugosus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

Yt: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/           Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

Shop: https://www.formicul...op/#entry169639


#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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Currently Keeping:

C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

Wishlist:

P. imparus, P. rugosus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

Yt: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/           Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

Shop: https://www.formicul...op/#entry169639


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

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Added New Formicarium


Currently Keeping:

C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

Wishlist:

P. imparus, P. rugosus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

Yt: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/           Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

Shop: https://www.formicul...op/#entry169639


#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, Temnothorax, and even solenopsis. No bigger than solenopsis invicta/geminata.


Currently Keeping:

C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

Wishlist:

P. imparus, P. rugosus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

Yt: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/           Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

Shop: https://www.formicul...op/#entry169639


#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:

C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

Wishlist:

P. imparus, P. rugosus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

Yt: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/           Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

Shop: https://www.formicul...op/#entry169639


#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:

C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

Wishlist:

P. imparus, P. rugosus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

Yt: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/           Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

Shop: https://www.formicul...op/#entry169639


#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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