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#1 Offline Mikasa - Posted July 6 2021 - 12:23 PM

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Hi from New Mexico! While we don't have much going for us, we do have some awesome ants. I had gotten out of ant keeping temporarily to focus on other things. Decided to leap back in this year and what a year for it! 15 M. mimicus queens, 16 M. mexicanus, Pogonomyrmex, novomessor, forelius, and 3 sp. I haven't ID'd yet..... 60 queens in total and I'm pretty excited!


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#2 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted July 6 2021 - 12:31 PM

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Idk sounds like another weeb ant keeper to me. To bad we don’t have titan ants.
We don’t talk about that

#3 Offline NickAnter - Posted July 6 2021 - 12:31 PM

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Welcome to the forum!


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Species being kept:

 

Solenopsis truncorum, Solenopsis "plebeius", Solenopsis validiuscula, Solenopsis sp., Solenopsis xyloni, Solenopsis amblychila, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Pheidole navigans, Nylanderia vividula, Aphaenogaster occidentalis, Temnothorax rudis, Temnothorax cf. nitens, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and Strumigenys membranifera

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...


#4 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted July 6 2021 - 12:39 PM

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Mikasa why are you keeping ants, the titans aren't gonna kill themselves. 


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#5 Online Manitobant - Posted July 6 2021 - 1:41 PM

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I don’t get why so many antkeepers are weebs/like anime. Are we purposely trying to be as virgin as possible?


No offense to the weebs here, just curious why its so popular in this hobby.

#6 Offline Mikasa - Posted July 6 2021 - 2:15 PM

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Honestly, I couldn't say. I'm not a weeb, but it's more fun than some other generic art off the internet, I don't want to use my personal pics, and I have no current ability due to lack of proper equipment to take pics of my own ants to use. So it's a character off a show and frankly, if you don't like it, you're welcome to provide me with an interesting fun pic to use, keep your judgy opinions to yourself, or feel free to bite the derrière of a bovine in the midst diarrheic attack.


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#7 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted July 6 2021 - 2:27 PM

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I don’t get why so many antkeepers are weebs/like anime. Are we purposely trying to be as virgin as possible?


No offense to the weebs here, just curious why its so popular in this hobby.

 

Well, a very large portion of antkeepers are highschoolers, so being virgin isn't exactly hard or rare. However, as a representative of the antkeeping weeb community, we apologize for not getting as many women in bed as you do, surely you have dozens lining up after you show them how you call people virgins on a ant forum, you're so cool. 


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#8 Offline Mikasa - Posted July 6 2021 - 2:43 PM

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I am happily married with 3 kids and am many, many years outside of almost all of those stereotypes to boot. As far as I know using anime pics off the internet is incredibly popular whether or not a person knows anything about the character represented. Anonymity would be my guess behind the theoretical popularity of "weebs" and I would say it's mostly a mischaracterization. I happen to enjoy dubbed anime, but I enjoy a lot of other stereotypical shows as well. Like all the crime documentaries that women are so famous for being obsessed with... for a reason.... like judgy internet trolls....


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#9 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 6 2021 - 2:53 PM

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I don’t get why so many antkeepers are weebs/like anime. Are we purposely trying to be as virgin as possible?


No offense to the weebs here, just curious why its so popular in this hobby.

That’s really uncalled for.
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#10 Offline NickAnter - Posted July 6 2021 - 2:58 PM

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The replies by some on this thread do not represent the face of the forum, and it is quite ridiculous that such a discussion would occur on an introduction thread. Great way to encourage new members :sarcastic: ...


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Species being kept:

 

Solenopsis truncorum, Solenopsis "plebeius", Solenopsis validiuscula, Solenopsis sp., Solenopsis xyloni, Solenopsis amblychila, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Pheidole navigans, Nylanderia vividula, Aphaenogaster occidentalis, Temnothorax rudis, Temnothorax cf. nitens, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and Strumigenys membranifera

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...


#11 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 6 2021 - 3:03 PM

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I am happily married with 3 kids and am many, many years outside of almost all of those stereotypes to boot. As far as I know using anime pics off the internet is incredibly popular whether or not a person knows anything about the character represented. Anonymity would be my guess behind the theoretical popularity of "weebs" and I would say it's mostly a mischaracterization. I happen to enjoy dubbed anime, but I enjoy a lot of other stereotypical shows as well. Like all the crime documentaries that women are so famous for being obsessed with... for a reason.... like judgy internet trolls....

I personally welcome you. I hope you will give us a chance despite what happened here.
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#12 Offline DDD101DDD - Posted July 6 2021 - 3:27 PM

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I don’t get why so many antkeepers are weebs/like anime. Are we purposely trying to be as virgin as possible?


No offense to the weebs here, just curious why its so popular in this hobby.

Anime is popular everywhere now. It also tends to be a lot more popular with teenagers, which is around the age of many antkeepers too so yeah.


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#13 Offline Mikasa - Posted July 6 2021 - 3:35 PM

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Thank you for all the welcomes! I am not in the least deterred from this forum. Seems like most everyone is nice and helpful!
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#14 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 6 2021 - 3:40 PM

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Welcome, Mikasa! I hope the forum is fun place for you to learn about ants.
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#15 Offline MrPurpleB - Posted July 6 2021 - 4:54 PM

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Gotta make giant fire ants to defeat them giant people.

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#16 Offline LucaHakase - Posted July 6 2021 - 5:33 PM

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Pog. I’m from Roswell, heard you got some Pot queens. How much you willing to sell for?
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#17 Offline Mikasa - Posted July 6 2021 - 5:52 PM

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Lol MrPurpleB, just stand them near a Pogonomyrmex nuptial flight. Plenty of those girls to take down any brute. Those stings are brutal.

Luca, depends on how many make it to their first workers. All have eggs right now but it remains to be seen who will make it past founding. Also depends on species. I have 2 and am waiting to see how they all do.
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#18 Offline LucaHakase - Posted July 6 2021 - 6:18 PM

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I'm willing to just take a founding queen, I just want the novelty of having pots. Honestly, I don't care about the species, pots are pots. Also, if you want too, I'd be willing to trade an Odontomachus clarus queen with you for any pot queen if I find any more, thanks though!


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#19 Offline Spazmops - Posted July 6 2021 - 7:00 PM

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I'm jealous of the ants you have! Welcome to the forum 


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Ants I have:

1 Formica fusca group- 0 workers

1 Tetramorium immigrans colony-20 workers

1 Dorymyrmex insanus- 1 queen, used to have workers

 

1 large P. occidentalis colony- around 50 workers, plenty of brood

 

 


#20 Offline Mikasa - Posted July 7 2021 - 5:06 AM

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Thank you all for the warm welcome!




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