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My last anting season was _______ (Fill in the blank)


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#1 Online ANTdrew - Posted November 18 2020 - 3:30 AM

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I had an incredible anting year in Virginia.


Edited by ANTdrew, November 19 2020 - 8:58 AM.

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

Spoiler alert! There is no Deep State.


#2 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted November 18 2020 - 8:12 AM

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me too i had a terrible anting year, my neighborhood is ruled by tetras


X1  Aphaenogaster .cf fulva Manica invidia queen with brood!

X1 Crematogaster species 1 worker

Ant Plants: Hydnophytum Puffii

Carnivorous plants:

X1 Venus fly trap

X1 pitcher plant

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.


#3 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted November 18 2020 - 8:14 AM

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same here. and the tetras just destroyed my last standing lasius empire in my yard. 


Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. -Proverbs 6: 6-8

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#4 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted November 18 2020 - 8:15 AM

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Next year I'm going to kill as many Tetras as possible


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ANTS I KEEP:

Formica subsericea queen with 2 workersLasius aphidicola queens-Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen| Camponotus novaeboracensis queen with ~35 workers10 Solenopsis molesta queens (together) with 5-10 workers| Lasius cf. neoniger queens| Apheonogaster fulva queenBrachymyrmex depilis queen| Myrmica cf. punctiventris queenStenamma brevicorne queen


#5 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted November 18 2020 - 8:16 AM

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yeah I'm going to feed my venus fly trap ant queens but i will keep a few.


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X1  Aphaenogaster .cf fulva Manica invidia queen with brood!

X1 Crematogaster species 1 worker

Ant Plants: Hydnophytum Puffii

Carnivorous plants:

X1 Venus fly trap

X1 pitcher plant

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.


#6 Offline NickAnter - Posted November 18 2020 - 8:18 AM

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Well, a terrible year for the West.


Colonies:                                                                             Founding Queens

Nylanderia vividula   (500+ workers)  

Lasius cf. americanus   (80+ workers)                                                          

Lasius niger   (15 workers)                                                      Lasius cf. crypticusx2(in Hibernation)                     

Pheidole navigans   (30+workers and a major)                                        

Temnothorax cf. nevadensis x4,(Largest colony has six workers, and the smallest, one.)

Cardiocondyla mauritanica( 2 queens, 1 worker, queens and worker likely budding out when caught)

Solenopsis truncorum(13 workers)         

Solenopsis molesta (6 workers)           


#7 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted November 18 2020 - 8:18 AM

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yeah I'm going to feed my venus fly trap ant queens but i will keep a few.

I really want to keep some tho. I didn't catch any last year despite my best efforts. I was supposed to have some sent to me but they never came  :ugone2far:


ANTS I KEEP:

Formica subsericea queen with 2 workersLasius aphidicola queens-Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen| Camponotus novaeboracensis queen with ~35 workers10 Solenopsis molesta queens (together) with 5-10 workers| Lasius cf. neoniger queens| Apheonogaster fulva queenBrachymyrmex depilis queen| Myrmica cf. punctiventris queenStenamma brevicorne queen


#8 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted November 18 2020 - 8:21 AM

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in my neighborhood they are like welcome to my house i will kill you now now now. they are everywhere


X1  Aphaenogaster .cf fulva Manica invidia queen with brood!

X1 Crematogaster species 1 worker

Ant Plants: Hydnophytum Puffii

Carnivorous plants:

X1 Venus fly trap

X1 pitcher plant

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.


#9 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted November 18 2020 - 8:21 AM

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Next year I'm going to kill as many Tetras as possible.

same here. i will probably dump boiling water down their nest.


Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. -Proverbs 6: 6-8

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#10 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted November 18 2020 - 8:22 AM

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my neighborhood has one formica colony 2 Camponotus colonies a few solenopsis molesta colonies and like 100 tetra colonies


 

Next year I'm going to kill as many Tetras as possible.

same here. i will probably dump boiling water down their nest.

 

better idea do a nest cast


X1  Aphaenogaster .cf fulva Manica invidia queen with brood!

X1 Crematogaster species 1 worker

Ant Plants: Hydnophytum Puffii

Carnivorous plants:

X1 Venus fly trap

X1 pitcher plant

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.


#11 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted November 18 2020 - 8:24 AM

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my neighborhood has one formica colony 2 Camponotus colonies a few solenopsis molesta colonies and like 100 tetra colonies


 

Next year I'm going to kill as many Tetras as possible.

same here. i will probably dump boiling water down their nest.

 

better idea do a nest cast

my yard just has 3 super colonies.


Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. -Proverbs 6: 6-8

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Attention Ant-Keepers in South Dakota! Join the SoDak(Society Of Dakotan Ant Keepers)

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#12 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted November 18 2020 - 8:26 AM

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my backyard has like zero colonies, lots of wasps, like 7 sp of spiders, mayflies or dragonflys, lots of grasshoppers.


X1  Aphaenogaster .cf fulva Manica invidia queen with brood!

X1 Crematogaster species 1 worker

Ant Plants: Hydnophytum Puffii

Carnivorous plants:

X1 Venus fly trap

X1 pitcher plant

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.


#13 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted November 18 2020 - 8:27 AM

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you can sell the nest cast for like 100 bucks


X1  Aphaenogaster .cf fulva Manica invidia queen with brood!

X1 Crematogaster species 1 worker

Ant Plants: Hydnophytum Puffii

Carnivorous plants:

X1 Venus fly trap

X1 pitcher plant

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.


#14 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted November 18 2020 - 8:30 AM

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you can sell the nest cast for like 100 bucks

what material would you use?


Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. -Proverbs 6: 6-8

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Attention Ant-Keepers in South Dakota! Join the SoDak(Society Of Dakotan Ant Keepers)

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#15 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted November 18 2020 - 8:36 AM

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molten aluminum


X1  Aphaenogaster .cf fulva Manica invidia queen with brood!

X1 Crematogaster species 1 worker

Ant Plants: Hydnophytum Puffii

Carnivorous plants:

X1 Venus fly trap

X1 pitcher plant

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.


#16 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted November 18 2020 - 8:42 AM

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or if you have to concrete but would not suggst concrete as it would have to be sold for less and does not look as cool


X1  Aphaenogaster .cf fulva Manica invidia queen with brood!

X1 Crematogaster species 1 worker

Ant Plants: Hydnophytum Puffii

Carnivorous plants:

X1 Venus fly trap

X1 pitcher plant

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.


#17 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted November 18 2020 - 8:49 AM

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molten aluminum

wonder where i will find that laying around?


Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. -Proverbs 6: 6-8

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Attention Ant-Keepers in South Dakota! Join the SoDak(Society Of Dakotan Ant Keepers)

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#18 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted November 18 2020 - 8:55 AM

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yeah


i did see a nest cast for 300 bucks on ebay


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X1  Aphaenogaster .cf fulva Manica invidia queen with brood!

X1 Crematogaster species 1 worker

Ant Plants: Hydnophytum Puffii

Carnivorous plants:

X1 Venus fly trap

X1 pitcher plant

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.


#19 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted November 18 2020 - 8:59 AM

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yeah


i did see a nest cast for 300 bucks on ebay

well, selling it is one thing, having someone buy it is another.


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Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. -Proverbs 6: 6-8

My Journal Here

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Attention Ant-Keepers in South Dakota! Join the SoDak(Society Of Dakotan Ant Keepers)

Learn about our website AntsDakota, and help us develop and publish it

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#20 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted November 18 2020 - 9:19 AM

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This year i found out i liked ants i also found out i had about 40 species in my backyard and about 10 in the front yard. 


I indeed have a novo journal now but ill let you find it! Have fun!





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