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Poll: should I make an unboxing video on opening my newly acquired Solenopsis geminata colony? (39 member(s) have cast votes)

should I make an unboxing video on opening my newly acquired Solenopsis geminata colony?

  1. yes (23 votes [58.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 58.97%

  2. no (16 votes [41.03%])

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#21 Offline SYUTEO - Posted June 30 2021 - 7:58 PM

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WHY U BUY?! WHY?!?!?!? S. geminata and invicta are highly invasive sp.

S. geminata are native to most Southern US states (I Think?).


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#22 Offline ReignofRage - Posted June 30 2021 - 8:20 PM

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WHY U BUY?! WHY?!?!?!? S. geminata and invicta are highly invasive sp.

S. geminata are native to most Southern US states (I Think?).

 

They are native to 11 states that line the  bottom of the US.


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#23 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted June 30 2021 - 9:19 PM

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WHY U BUY?! WHY?!?!?!? S. geminata and invicta are highly invasive sp.

S. geminata are native to most Southern US states (I Think?).
They are native to 11 states that line the bottom of the US.
Interesting.

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Currently kept ant species, favorites have a star in front of their names (NOT in alphabetical order, also may be outdated sometimes): Camponotus irritans inferior, Ooceraea biroi, Pheidole parva, Nylanderia sp., Paraparatrechina tapinomoides, Platythyrea sp., Anochetus sp., Colobopsis sp. (cylindrica group), Crematogaster ferrarii, Polyrhachis (Myrma) cf. pruinosa, Polyrhachis (Cyrtomyrma) laevissima, Tapinoma sp. (formerly Zatapinoma)

Death count: Probably over a hundred individual queens and colonies by now. I cannot recall whatsoever.

#24 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 1 2021 - 2:36 AM

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I highly doubt this seller has a permit and I really doubt they are selling germinata. I can smell the sketchiness from Virginia.
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#25 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 1 2021 - 2:58 AM

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I highly doubt this seller has a permit and I really doubt they are selling germinata. I can smell the sketchiness from Virginia.

Yes. And I read it's a GAN farmer if I'm not wrong. If so he is disobeying the rules. If ur a GAN farmer you should only sell to those in your country/state.
Another thing I don't get is that the OP said he was 9. So idk how the heck can he even buy ants by himself. Someone confirm that his parents helped him cuz I'm getting worried for the kid. And he mentioned he wanted to drive to Georgia. I'm rlly confused. If it's ur parents willing to drive u there or buy ants for u then uh nice parents.

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YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ (It's pretty dead. Might upload again soon, don't expect my voice to sound the same though.)

Currently kept ant species, favorites have a star in front of their names (NOT in alphabetical order, also may be outdated sometimes): Camponotus irritans inferior, Ooceraea biroi, Pheidole parva, Nylanderia sp., Paraparatrechina tapinomoides, Platythyrea sp., Anochetus sp., Colobopsis sp. (cylindrica group), Crematogaster ferrarii, Polyrhachis (Myrma) cf. pruinosa, Polyrhachis (Cyrtomyrma) laevissima, Tapinoma sp. (formerly Zatapinoma)

Death count: Probably over a hundred individual queens and colonies by now. I cannot recall whatsoever.

#26 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 1 2021 - 3:13 AM

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WHY U BUY?! WHY?!?!?!? S. geminata and invicta are highly invasive sp.


Don’t pile on him he didn’t know lol
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#27 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 1 2021 - 3:18 AM

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WHY U BUY?! WHY?!?!?!? S. geminata and invicta are highly invasive sp.

Don’t pile on him he didn’t know lol
Lol

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YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ (It's pretty dead. Might upload again soon, don't expect my voice to sound the same though.)

Currently kept ant species, favorites have a star in front of their names (NOT in alphabetical order, also may be outdated sometimes): Camponotus irritans inferior, Ooceraea biroi, Pheidole parva, Nylanderia sp., Paraparatrechina tapinomoides, Platythyrea sp., Anochetus sp., Colobopsis sp. (cylindrica group), Crematogaster ferrarii, Polyrhachis (Myrma) cf. pruinosa, Polyrhachis (Cyrtomyrma) laevissima, Tapinoma sp. (formerly Zatapinoma)

Death count: Probably over a hundred individual queens and colonies by now. I cannot recall whatsoever.

#28 Offline Skwiggledork - Posted July 1 2021 - 4:06 AM

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the OP said he was 9. So idk how the heck can he even buy ants by himself. Someone confirm that his parents helped him cuz I'm getting worried for the kid. And he mentioned he wanted to drive to Georgia. I'm rlly confused. If it's ur parents willing to drive u there or buy ants for u then uh nice parents.

 

Wow, I didn't see that he said he's 9 in his profile. I smell a troll.


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#29 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 1 2021 - 4:10 AM

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the OP said he was 9. So idk how the heck can he even buy ants by himself. Someone confirm that his parents helped him cuz I'm getting worried for the kid. And he mentioned he wanted to drive to Georgia. I'm rlly confused. If it's ur parents willing to drive u there or buy ants for u then uh nice parents.

Wow, I didn't see that he said he's 9 in his profile. I smell a troll.
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Young ant keeper with a decent amount of knowledge on local ant species.

YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ (It's pretty dead. Might upload again soon, don't expect my voice to sound the same though.)

Currently kept ant species, favorites have a star in front of their names (NOT in alphabetical order, also may be outdated sometimes): Camponotus irritans inferior, Ooceraea biroi, Pheidole parva, Nylanderia sp., Paraparatrechina tapinomoides, Platythyrea sp., Anochetus sp., Colobopsis sp. (cylindrica group), Crematogaster ferrarii, Polyrhachis (Myrma) cf. pruinosa, Polyrhachis (Cyrtomyrma) laevissima, Tapinoma sp. (formerly Zatapinoma)

Death count: Probably over a hundred individual queens and colonies by now. I cannot recall whatsoever.

#30 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 1 2021 - 4:31 AM

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the OP said he was 9. So idk how the heck can he even buy ants by himself. Someone confirm that his parents helped him cuz I'm getting worried for the kid. And he mentioned he wanted to drive to Georgia. I'm rlly confused. If it's ur parents willing to drive u there or buy ants for u then uh nice parents.

Wow, I didn't see that he said he's 9 in his profile. I smell a troll.
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Yea How does he type so well? If he’s nine

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#31 Offline DDD101DDD - Posted July 1 2021 - 6:25 AM

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the OP said he was 9. So idk how the heck can he even buy ants by himself. Someone confirm that his parents helped him cuz I'm getting worried for the kid. And he mentioned he wanted to drive to Georgia. I'm rlly confused. If it's ur parents willing to drive u there or buy ants for u then uh nice parents.

Wow, I didn't see that he said he's 9 in his profile. I smell a troll.
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Yea How does he type so well? If he’s nine

 

Idk, his grammar seems to fit that of a 9 year old. These days I see like 8 year olds carrying phones so it's entirely possible he's not a troll and just very young.


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#32 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 1 2021 - 6:59 AM

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Trolling is not the issue here at all.
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#33 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 1 2021 - 8:52 AM

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Are you sure this seller even has a license...? Also, I could be wrong so anyone who knows, please correct me – but I always thought the responsibility for a permit is mostly centered around the person KEEPING the ant colony. Why would a seller have a blanket license to ship Solenopsis invicta, logically? One of the species that's the reason we have restrictions for transporting queens across state lines.

Yes, most times it is the receiver who needs the permit. An exception is TarHeelAnts for example, who has a permit to ship a Formica species to some states. A permit for S. invicta is so unlikely, I would be willing to bet the seller definitely does not have a permit.
It’s geminata not invicta but that isn’t really an improvement.

And he doesn’t seem to be a troll, just a kid really interested in ants like a lot of people here. He just bought the wrong species.

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#34 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted July 1 2021 - 9:13 AM

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Are you sure this seller even has a license...? Also, I could be wrong so anyone who knows, please correct me – but I always thought the responsibility for a permit is mostly centered around the person KEEPING the ant colony. Why would a seller have a blanket license to ship Solenopsis invicta, logically? One of the species that's the reason we have restrictions for transporting queens across state lines.

Yes, most times it is the receiver who needs the permit. An exception is TarHeelAnts for example, who has a permit to ship a Formica species to some states. A permit for S. invicta is so unlikely, I would be willing to bet the seller definitely does not have a permit.
It’s geminata not invicta but that isn’t really an improvement.

And he doesn’t seem to be a troll, just a kid really interested in ants like a lot of people here. He just bought the wrong species.

 

If the seller claimed they had a permit for geminata, they probably would have done the same for invicta if the purchaser wanted it. But yeah geminata 


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#35 Offline Bugging3out - Posted July 1 2021 - 11:49 AM

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hi everyone I thought this through. I am 9 I am not a troll. I have very good writing skills and is in gifted in talented classes. I have canceled the order and instead got some crematogaster species that has 2 workers that is okay and will not blow in numbers. I got that instead of the fire ant.  i will make a journal on them so go check that out. and driving to Georgia was an exaggeration. and also my parents were the ones to say yes and then to say no. which broke my heart. i asked if i could have a colobopsis impressa colony and they said yes. so i am going to make a jounal on them too. so 2 colonies that won't blow up the world, happy?

 

peace!  :afro:


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peace!  :afro:


#36 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 1 2021 - 12:27 PM

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You made the right choice. Crematogaster are my all time favorite ants. Read my journal on them to see how massive they can get with good care. Good luck!
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#37 Offline Bugging3out - Posted July 1 2021 - 12:47 PM

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thanks!


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hi everyone I thought this through. I am 9 I am not a troll. I have very good writing skills and is in gifted in talented classes. I have canceled the order and instead got some crematogaster species that has 2 workers that is okay and will not blow in numbers. I got that instead of the fire ant. i will make a journal on them so go check that out. and driving to Georgia was an exaggeration. and also my parents were the ones to say yes and then to say no. which broke my heart. i asked if i could have a colobopsis impressa colony and they said yes. so i am going to make a jounal on them too. so 2 colonies that won't blow up the world, happy?

peace! :afro:

I will follow your journey! Can you make the journals into one so it won't be hard ti find both?

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YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ (It's pretty dead. Might upload again soon, don't expect my voice to sound the same though.)

Currently kept ant species, favorites have a star in front of their names (NOT in alphabetical order, also may be outdated sometimes): Camponotus irritans inferior, Ooceraea biroi, Pheidole parva, Nylanderia sp., Paraparatrechina tapinomoides, Platythyrea sp., Anochetus sp., Colobopsis sp. (cylindrica group), Crematogaster ferrarii, Polyrhachis (Myrma) cf. pruinosa, Polyrhachis (Cyrtomyrma) laevissima, Tapinoma sp. (formerly Zatapinoma)

Death count: Probably over a hundred individual queens and colonies by now. I cannot recall whatsoever.

#39 Offline Bugging3out - Posted July 2 2021 - 4:38 AM

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yep


peace!  :afro:


#40 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 2 2021 - 4:39 AM

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yep

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YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ (It's pretty dead. Might upload again soon, don't expect my voice to sound the same though.)

Currently kept ant species, favorites have a star in front of their names (NOT in alphabetical order, also may be outdated sometimes): Camponotus irritans inferior, Ooceraea biroi, Pheidole parva, Nylanderia sp., Paraparatrechina tapinomoides, Platythyrea sp., Anochetus sp., Colobopsis sp. (cylindrica group), Crematogaster ferrarii, Polyrhachis (Myrma) cf. pruinosa, Polyrhachis (Cyrtomyrma) laevissima, Tapinoma sp. (formerly Zatapinoma)

Death count: Probably over a hundred individual queens and colonies by now. I cannot recall whatsoever.





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