Hello all, yes I am a newbie at this forum but I have been keeping ants for 1 year and 2 months and I have learned a lot since then, so I am up for the challenge to keep fire ants. probably the hardest species of fire ant to keep. and no this is not click bait for Solenopsis molesta, okay? so lets get straight into it.
alright it all started off as a normal day all I have in my ant room its just same old native ants beside my Formica pacifica who I got rom my friend in Washington state. anyways I went online to the antscanada.com GAN farmer page. I went to Georgia for some random reason. there it was Solenopsis invicta for sale $35 and I was like I want to drive to Georgia but ended up seeing a email address so I clicked on it and i said to the person can you ship the Solenopsis invicta colony? he said yes I can ship it but you'll have to pay the shipping fee. then I asked him if there was a difference with S. Geminata and S. Invicta, and he said yes big difference invicta is much smaller then geminata and the queens live less. so geminata is a much better choice he said but it will be more expensive and he has many of S. geminata. So 2 weeks later I bought a Solenopsis geminata colony that had 5 workers and they were the dark form of It from the guy. its gonna come July 8th through the 9th. so I put a poll if I should take of video of my unboxing the geminata colony. so please answer that. anyways I won't let this species go in anyway once I have it and I won't sell it. so new York is not harmed.
Edited by Bugging3out, June 30 2021 - 8:20 AM.