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#1 Offline thepixelbro - Posted December 17 2020 - 10:46 AM

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Looking to buy a crematogaster colony, I am in Florida and will pay a good price for them. They are my favorite ants and been doing a ton of research. Now I feel like I'm ready to get into it .



#2 Offline ZTYguy - Posted December 17 2020 - 10:47 AM

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i can find you some shops.


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#3 Offline ZTYguy - Posted December 17 2020 - 10:48 AM

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here you go, https://www.formicul...020/?hl=florida


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Ant Keeping Since June 2018
Currently Keeping:
A. versicolor, C. vicinus, C. us-ca02, C. clarithorax, C. yogi, C. sansabeanus, C. semitestaceus, C. laevigatus, M. mimicus, M. mexicanus, M. navajo, M. placodops 01, M. placodops 02, M. mendax, P. californicus, P. subniditus, P. rugosus, V. andrei, V. pergandei, V. stoddardi,  N. cockerelli, P. hyatti, P. desertorum, P. cerebrosior, P. californica, D. bicolor, C. sp cf6, C. sp na, S. “molesta”

 

GO CHECK OUT ANTSEMPORIUM HERE: https://antsemporium.com/


#4 Offline ANTdrew - Posted December 17 2020 - 11:13 AM

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Crematogaster are the best.


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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
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#5 Offline Devi - Posted December 17 2020 - 4:20 PM

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Crematogaster are the best.

I hope to get my hands on them someday...  I know of some super amazing colonies near me, maybe next summer I can catch their nuptial flight.  



#6 Offline antsandmore - Posted December 17 2020 - 4:29 PM

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yeah these sure are cool. i got one as my first species on sunday :) so cute


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 none for now, planning on being more active this year


#7 Offline ANTdrew - Posted December 17 2020 - 4:51 PM

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Crematogaster are the best.

I hope to get my hands on them someday... I know of some super amazing colonies near me, maybe next summer I can catch their nuptial flight.
I hope you find them. It will be worth the effort.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#8 Offline antsandmore - Posted December 17 2020 - 4:56 PM

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yes. I hope i find some myself and raise them.


I also hope I can get some species next anting season but idk what i'll find well i guess ill see in spring


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#9 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted December 18 2020 - 6:11 AM

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and to think i had my hands on one, and them it slipped out of my hands. i am still so mad about that!!!


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 ANTdrew - Posted December 18 2020 - 8:33 AM

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That's harsh.


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#11 Offline UtahAnts - Posted December 18 2020 - 8:34 PM

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I randomly found some queens under a rock last season, probably basking in the heat. They had just laid a nice batch of eggs and did great until I put one them into an unwashed firebrick formicarium. Now its just the queen, all 9 workers died. The good news: lesson learned. They are very fun ants to watch, with their heart shaped gasters, ect. Often I find my ants when I least expect them. ALWAYS carry a test-tube or container with you to wherever you go. I have lost many a queen because I didn't have a container on hand. These ants often fly in august after a rainstorm.

-Good luck!


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#12 Offline AntsDakota - Posted December 19 2020 - 7:30 AM

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Crematogaster are the best.

I hope to get my hands on them someday...  I know of some super amazing colonies near me, maybe next summer I can catch their nuptial flight.  

Ants_Dakota knows of a spot close by where he found a whole Crema colony under a rock. This summer we're going back there. https://en.wikipedia...unds_State_Park


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"God made..... all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. (including ants) And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25 NIV version


#13 Offline thepixelbro - Posted December 21 2020 - 7:42 AM

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I randomly found some queens under a rock last season, probably basking in the heat. They had just laid a nice batch of eggs and did great until I put one them into an unwashed firebrick formicarium. Now its just the queen, all 9 workers died. The good news: lesson learned. They are very fun ants to watch, with their heart shaped gasters, ect. Often I find my ants when I least expect them. ALWAYS carry a test-tube or container with you to wherever you go. I have lost many a queen because I didn't have a container on hand. These ants often fly in august after a rainstorm.

-Good luck!

Ahhh i totally feel that, Same thing happened to me 2 years ago, Was it the formicarium or the movement of homes? We will get lucky next year!!



#14 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted December 21 2020 - 7:57 AM

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Crematogaster are the best.

I hope to get my hands on them someday...  I know of some super amazing colonies near me, maybe next summer I can catch their nuptial flight.  

Ants_Dakota knows of a spot close by where he found a whole Crema colony under a rock. This summer we're going back there. https://en.wikipedia...unds_State_Park

 

if it is still there. i really want to document what species i find there.


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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Formica Species Journal

Myrmica Species Journal

My South Dakotan Shop Here

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#15 Offline UtahAnts - Posted December 21 2020 - 8:50 AM

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I randomly found some queens under a rock last season, probably basking in the heat. They had just laid a nice batch of eggs and did great until I put one them into an unwashed firebrick formicarium. Now its just the queen, all 9 workers died. The good news: lesson learned. They are very fun ants to watch, with their heart shaped gasters, ect. Often I find my ants when I least expect them. ALWAYS carry a test-tube or container with you to wherever you go. I have lost many a queen because I didn't have a container on hand. These ants often fly in august after a rainstorm.

-Good luck!

Ahhh i totally feel that, Same thing happened to me 2 years ago, Was it the formicarium or the movement of homes? We will get lucky next year!!

 

I had not washed the firebrick out. They moved in fine, looked pretty comfy.

Yeah looking forward to finding some queens, hopefully I can get my hands on a suitable backlight to find some interesting species next year!


Leave the Road, take the Trails - Pythagoras

 


#16 Offline antsandmore - Posted December 30 2020 - 10:25 AM

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I randomly found some queens under a rock last season, probably basking in the heat. They had just laid a nice batch of eggs and did great until I put one them into an unwashed firebrick formicarium. Now its just the queen, all 9 workers died. The good news: lesson learned. They are very fun ants to watch, with their heart shaped gasters, ect. Often I find my ants when I least expect them. ALWAYS carry a test-tube or container with you to wherever you go. I have lost many a queen because I didn't have a container on hand. These ants often fly in august after a rainstorm.

-Good luck!

Great advice. I'll probably carry around test tubes even now because who knows? maybe I'll encounter some Unexpected flights.


Ants I am keeping:

 none for now, planning on being more active this year






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