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#1 Offline cap_backfire - Posted July 16 2021 - 12:20 PM

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So obviously many of us have other hobbies... Here's mine:   

Building non-traditional enclosures for insects and fauna able to be kept in your home.   This has been a love/ hate project but I learn from each attempt.   JUST found out the extent of some issues with my most in-depth build and am a little disheartened but... not to the point of crying about it.  

Printing/ Painting/ Modifying miniatures for RPGs.   Or just things I'm interested in.   Or tabletop games.   

 

Collecting Funko Pops

 

Raising isopods and millipedes

 

Trying to get my green thumb

 

Collecting comic books (not so much anymore... It's just not as fun as it used to be) 

 

Lego.  Always and forever Lego.  

 

Drawing for family and friends-particularly my daughter who loves to see my draw her favorite cartoon characters so she can then cut them out like paper dolls.  

 

Working on my YouTube channel, which honestly I don't do enough just now.  

 

Also working on a puppet related, short comedy sketches streamed to Facebook.  Not sure how that will work so might just do it on YouTube.   

Anyway, that's mine!   What are yours?  

And before you ask... NO I don't have any time for myself.   Or all the time for myself?   SOME time for myself.   

I forgot to include naps.  

 


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#2 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted July 16 2021 - 1:02 PM

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I watch anime and uh... play anime games? 

darn


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#3 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 16 2021 - 1:02 PM

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I have a lot:
Birding
Pollinator conservation
Native plant gardening
Fermenting food and drinks
Running
Strength training
Doing crosswords
Bottle cap collecting
Forgot to mention houseplants!

Edited by ANTdrew, July 16 2021 - 4:03 PM.

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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.


#4 Offline cocdeshijie - Posted July 16 2021 - 1:09 PM

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hobbies other than ant-keeping:

1. weebing

2. weebing

3. weebing

4. weebing

5. weebing


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#5 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted July 16 2021 - 1:10 PM

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hobbies other than ant-keeping:

1. weebing

2. weebing

3. weebing

4. weebing

5. weebing

:lol:


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Ants are Pets, not Pests. 

 

Keeping:

-Camponotus sansabeanus

-Camponotus US-CA02

-Camponotus vicinus

-Monomorium spp.

-Pogonomyrmex californicus

-Solenopsis spp. 

 


#6 Offline cap_backfire - Posted July 16 2021 - 1:10 PM

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hobbies other than ant-keeping:

1. weebing

2. weebing

3. weebing

4. weebing

5. weebing

WTF is "weebing????"   I either feel really old by your answer or really justified by not knowing.  


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#7 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted July 16 2021 - 1:12 PM

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hobbies other than ant-keeping:

1. weebing

2. weebing

3. weebing

4. weebing

5. weebing

WTF is "weebing????"   I either feel really old by your answer or really justified by not knowing.  

 

 

Basically what I said, but as a verb. watching a ton of anime


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#8 Offline cap_backfire - Posted July 16 2021 - 1:12 PM

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Gotcha.  


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#9 Offline TestSubjectOne - Posted July 16 2021 - 1:34 PM

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Besides antkeeping I enjoy reading fantasy, playing chess and online games. I've also taken up gardening and walking over the summer.


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TestSubjectOne's Experiences in Antkeeping General Journal

 

Currently Keeping:

- Veromessor pergandei (1 queen, 600 workers)

- Novomessor cockerelli (1 queen, 90 workers)

- Myrmecocystus mexicanus (1 queen, 90 workers)

- Brachymyrmex patagonicus (3 queens?, 1,000 workers? & alates)

- Crematogaster sp. (1 queen, 200 workers)

- Liometopum occidentale (1 queen, 500 workers)

- Camponotus absqualator (1 queen, 100 workers), Camponotus semitestaceous (1 queen)


#10 Offline GreekAnts - Posted July 16 2021 - 1:48 PM

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I am keeping planted aquariums with fish,catfish,snails etc
I like building computers, make changes on them or just have fun cleaning them or just screw around without reason.. :D 
I like Gaming (online games,story games, strategy games etc) (btw there is a ant game called empires of the undergrowth that you are basically a queen ant trying to survive and build a colony, its kinda fun but annoyingly hard, and not so accurate)
I also like gardering plants and keep some little trees (not exactly bonsai) , photography, and play with my cats.

 


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#11 Offline Skwiggledork - Posted July 16 2021 - 3:58 PM

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Besides ants, I do macro photography(not great but getting better), Crochet, and playing table top rpgs. Need to get me some minis, right now my ttrpg group is just keeping everything in our heads. Just started a new campaign for Cyberpunk Red. Seems like a cool system can't wait to see what my GM throws at us. Just bought a new crochet pattern and I think I am in way over my head, but we will see.

 

Crochet pattern: https://www.ravelry....kulls-of-plenty
Little info on Cyberpunk Red: https://cyberpunk.fa...i/Cyberpunk_RED


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Current Journals:
Camponotus chromaiodes/pennsylvanicus- https://www.formicul...tus-sp-journal/

 

Myrmicinae spp. - https://www.formicul...icinae-journal/

Pinned ant collection - https://www.formicul...ks-pinned-ants/


#12 Offline Trailandstreet - Posted July 20 2021 - 11:18 PM

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Well, I had a few hobbies during my life. Of course photography is still one of them. I still ride bikes, but I don't ride them as I did it in my marathon times as I also rode 6, 12 or 24 hour races. But I still like to photograph them ;)

My rallye-times are a little bit longer ago, but I still like to watch the european and der world rallye championships on tv or other media if possible.

 

On the other side, we have a house and three dogs to train with, so there's time always a rare good.


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:hi: Franz

if you find any mistakes, it's my autocorrection. it doesn't speak english.


#13 Offline zA-Z0-9 - Posted July 21 2021 - 6:56 AM

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 making music and  studying mixed martial arts


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#14 Offline NPLT - Posted July 21 2021 - 7:58 AM

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Gaming, bicycling, and painting miniatures.


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Um, uh, Ants!

 

link to journal: https://www.formicul...lt-ant-journal/


#15 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 21 2021 - 8:43 AM

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Gaming, reading, and photography are my main interests. I've been getting into mmorpgs lately.


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#16 Offline antsandmore - Posted July 21 2021 - 8:59 AM

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minecraft with friends

(old game I know)

 

also keep pets other than ants


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Ants I am keeping:

  • Crematogaster colony, queen and 100+(?) workers
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#17 Offline cap_backfire - Posted July 21 2021 - 10:37 AM

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Gaming, bicycling, and painting miniatures.

I need more time to paint miniatures.  I'm going to be starting a puppet based "livestream" on Facebook TONIGHT and that's YET ANOTHER hobby that will take up a significant amount of time.  Ugh.  Not that I lament it, it'll be super fun, but it will keep me from things like painting minis and building mini models.   
What gaming do you do?   
I currently have a MASSIVE amount of Malifaux minis (never played) and the new and original Necromunda minis from Games Workshop.   Also Dungeons and Dragons, which I currently play as much as possible and have HUNDREDS of minis for.  I literally have thousands of minis, honestly and a 3d printer which churns out about one a night.  Pray for me.   Less than 1% are actually painted, I think.   



#18 Offline WSantkeeper - Posted July 21 2021 - 10:52 AM

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Soccer

Gardening

Gaming(LOL)


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Queens I keep:

 

Camponotus sp.

Formica sp.

Unknown queen ant sp.

1 parasitic Formica queen!

 

 


#19 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted July 21 2021 - 11:02 AM

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I'm a hooper. I play for hours every single day and have a high chance of making Varsity as a sophomore 


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Journals:

Ant Journals

Shop:

Brad's Ant Adoption

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#20 Offline NickAnter - Posted July 21 2021 - 11:17 AM

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I enjoy reading, chess, sailing, martial arts, other pets, and I have also taken up bird watching, specifically hummingbirds. There are endless wars between hummingbirds in my backyard, so no shortage of that haha.


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Lasius americanus--about 200 Workers

Nylanderia vividula--500+ workers

Temnothorax rudis--9-20 workers and brood                           

Pheidole navigans--500+? workers

Strumigenys membranifera!!!!--25 queens

Camponotus maritimus--2-6 workers and brood.

Dorymyrmex insanus--6 workers

Solenopsis "plebius"--5-15 workers

Solenopsis cf. truncorum--Eggs





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