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#1 Offline OiledOlives - Posted August 4 2021 - 9:57 AM

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  • Contact info: My email is olivery231@gmail.com and my discord is OiledOlives#4009
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Camponotus chromaiodes (Ferruginous Carpenter Ants)

Size: 5-15mm workers, 15-17mm queens
Stinging/Formic acid: Formic acid
Hibernation required: Yes, 3 months
Difficulty: Easy
States available to: MN, MI, ME, NH, CT, RI, MA, NY, PA, WV, MD, VA, NJ, DE, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, LA, AR, TN, KY, OH, MO, KS, NE, IA, IL, and IN.
Egg-worker time: ~6 weeks (heat), ~8 weeks (room temperature)
Interesting characteristics: large, better colors than pennsylvanicus

1 queen, 4-9 workers (comes in test tube) - $30 (5 available)

1 queen, 10-15 workers (comes in test tube) - $35 (coming soon)

1 queen, 40 workers, lots of pupae (comes in 4x4 DIY nest with large outworld) - $85 (1 available)

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Crematogaster lineolata (Acrobat Ants)
Size: 3mm workers, 7mm queens
Stinging/Formic acid: long-chain electrophilic contact poisons
Hibernation required: Yes, 3 months
Difficulty: Easy
States available to: VA
Egg-worker time: ~4 weeks (heat), ~6 weeks (room temperature)
Interesting characteristics:polygynous, fast growing
2 queens, 80-120 workers (comes in test tube) - $80 (2 available)
Crematogaster lineolata

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Formica subsericea
Size: 4-6mm workers, 10-12mm queens
Stinging/Formic acid: Formic acid
Hibernation required: Yes, 3 months
Difficulty: Easy-medium
States available to: VA
Egg-worker time: ~4 weeks (heat), ~6 weeks (room temperature)
Interesting characteristics: fast growing, speedy
1 queen, 1 worker (comes in test tube) - $15 (1 available)

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Formica pallidefulva-group
Size: 3-5mm workers, 8-10mm queens
Stinging/Formic acid: Formic acid
Hibernation required: Yes, 3 months
Difficulty: Easy-medium
States available to: VA
Egg-worker time: ~4 weeks (heat), ~6 weeks (room temperature)
Interesting characteristics: fast growing, speedy
1 queen, 8 workers (comes in test tube) - $40 (4 available)

3 queens, 12 workers (comes in mini-formicarium) - $90 (1 available)

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Monomorium cf. minimum (Little Black Ants)
Size: 1-2mm workers, 4mm queens
Stinging/Formic acid: not noticeable
Hibernation required: No
Difficulty: Medium (aggressive)
States available to: VA, MO
Interesting characteristics: Small, aggressive, swarming, inbreeding

1 queen, 40 workers (comes in test tube) - $20

2 queens, 60 workers (comes in test tube) - $30

3 queens, 100 workers (comes in test tube) - $40
[background=rgb(252,254,255)]19 queens, 1200 workers + alates! (comes in THA Mini Hearth) - $210 (available)

Monomorium minimum

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Aphaenogaster fulva (Funnel Ants)
Size: 3-5mm workers, 6mm queens
Stinging/Formic acid: none
Hibernation required: No
Difficulty: Easy
States available to: VA, CO
Egg-worker time: ~4 weeks (heat), ~6 weeks (room temperature)
Interesting characteristics: hardy, prettier than rudis

1 queen, 41-65 workers (comes in test tube) - $45 (1 available)

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Termites:
Reticulutermes flavipes

Reticulutermes pairs available!
1 pair (comes in test tube with wood) - $5 (24 available)

1 pair with eggs (comes in test tube with wood) - $6 (coming soon!)
[size=6][size=4]1 pair with nymphs (comes in test tube with wood) - $10 (coming soon!)


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#2 Offline OiledOlives - Posted August 5 2021 - 1:28 PM

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For out of state buyers:

1) The ants cannot be released due to being from a different location from where it was first collected. Releasing the ants will cause a change in the ecosystem which could be problematic for currently existing species. 
2) After purchase, these ants cannot be resold. These are for the buyer and the buyer only. 
3) If these ants die or you get tired of them, you must place the ants in a bag and put the bag in the freezer for 8 hours. Then, they must be thrown in the trash.

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#3 Offline OiledOlives - Posted August 5 2021 - 4:31 PM

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#4 Offline OiledOlives - Posted August 5 2021 - 4:33 PM

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#5 Offline OiledOlives - Posted August 5 2021 - 4:38 PM

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#6 Offline OiledOlives - Posted August 5 2021 - 4:39 PM

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purchase pending, please ignore:

Crematogaster lineolata/cerasi

Size: 3-4mm workers, 8mm queens

Stinging/Formic acid: white liquid

Hibernation required: Yes, 3 months

Difficulty: Easy

1 queen, 2 dealate queens, 300 workers (comes in mini-formisquarium and arthropod antics outworld) - $80 (purchase pending)

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Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Size: 5-6mm workers, 8-10mm queens

Stinging/Formic acid: Sting

Hibernation required: No

Difficulty: Easy, harvester ants

1 queen, 2 workers (comes in vial setup) - $35 (purchase pending)

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#7 Offline OiledOlives - Posted August 5 2021 - 4:41 PM

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Current unavailable, to copy paste back to main post.

 

Camponotus chromaiodes (Ferruginous Carpenter Ants) (Available to native states)
Size: 5-16mm workers,16-18mm queens
Stinging/Formic acid: Formic acid
Hibernation required: Yes, 3 months
Difficulty: Easy
States available to: All states this species is native to
Egg-worker time: ~6 weeks (heat), ~8 weeks (room temperature)
Interesting characteristics: pretty colors

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Nylanderia flavipes

Size: 2-3mm workers, 4mm queens

Stinging/Formic acid: Light formic acid

Hibernation required: Yes, 3 months

Difficulty: Easy

Egg-worker time: ~4 weeks (heat), ~5.5 weeks (room temperature)

Interesting characteristics: orange workers

Fresh queen (comes in test tube) - $10 (coming soon)

1 queen (2021 flight), 25 workers (comes in test tube) - $20 (unavailable)

1 queen, 100 workers (comes in test tube) - $40 (unavailable)

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Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Size: 6-18mm workers, 18-22mm queens

Stinging/Formic acid:Formic acid

Hibernation required: Yes, 3 months

Difficulty: Easy

Egg-worker time: ~7 weeks (heat), ~8.5 weeks (room temperature)

Interesting characteristics:cocoons, fast growing after year 2

1 queen, 5-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $35 (coming soon)

 

Colobopsis obliqua

Size: 2-3mm workers, 4mm queens

Stinging/Formic acid: Light formic acid

Hibernation required: Yes, 3 months

Difficulty: Medium

Egg-worker time: ~6 weeks (heat), ~8 weeks (room temperature)

Interesting characteristics: arboreal, phragmosis, polygynous

Fresh queen (comes in test tube) -$8 (coming soon)

3 queens, 4 workers (comes in test tube) - $30 (unavailable)

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Camponotus castaneus

Size: 7-15mm workers, 18mm queens

Stinging/Formic acid: Formic acid

Hibernation required: Yes, 3 months

Difficulty: Medium

Egg-worker time: ~7 weeks (heat), ~8.5 weeks (room temperature)

Interesting characteristics: large, orange, "jumping"

1 queen (2021 flights), comes in test tube, $0.50 (2 available)

1 queen (2022 flights), comes in test tube, $15 (coming soon)

Camponotus castaneus

Formica fusca-group

Size: 5-7mm workers, 12-14mm queens

Stinging/Formic acid: Formic acid

Hibernation required: Yes, 3 months

Difficulty: Easy

Egg-worker time: ~4 weeks (heat), ~5 weeks (room temperature)

Interesting characteristics: fast growth for size

 

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Camponotus nearcticus (Smaller Carpenter Ant)

Size: 4-7mm workers, 10mm queens

Stinging/Formic acid: Formic acid

Hibernation required: Yes, 3 months

Difficulty: Easy-medium

Egg-worker time: ~7 weeks (heat), ~8 weeks (room temperature)

Interesting characteristics: arboreal, can be polygynous

1 queen, 2-6 workers (comes in test tube) - $30 (coming soon)


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#8 Offline ANTdrew - Posted August 5 2021 - 5:15 PM

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Nice collection.
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Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#9 Offline OiledOlives - Posted August 12 2021 - 9:07 AM

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T. curvispinosus have nanitics now as well



#10 Offline Klldarkness - Posted September 3 2021 - 2:49 PM

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Hi there!

Do you still have Camponotus nearcticus for sale?

I'm sure about the size of the ants as well. I bought a few different enclosures for the future once the colony requires it.

The outworld part has holes for air flow, and I'm curious if you think they will be contained well enough

https://cdn.shopify....pg?v=1617053762

Here is a picture. Let me know your thoughts!

#11 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted September 3 2021 - 2:56 PM

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Hi there!

Do you still have Camponotus nearcticus for sale?

I'm sure about the size of the ants as well. I bought a few different enclosures for the future once the colony requires it.

The outworld part has holes for air flow, and I'm curious if you think they will be contained well enough

https://cdn.shopify....pg?v=1617053762

Here is a picture. Let me know your thoughts!

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-Camponotus sansabeanus

-Camponotus US-CA02

-Camponotus vicinus

-Formica podzolica

-Monomorium spp.

-Pogonomyrmex californicus

-Solenopsis spp. 

 


#12 Offline OiledOlives - Posted September 4 2021 - 4:27 PM

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Hi there!

Do you still have Camponotus nearcticus for sale?

I'm sure about the size of the ants as well. I bought a few different enclosures for the future once the colony requires it.

The outworld part has holes for air flow, and I'm curious if you think they will be contained well enough

https://cdn.shopify....pg?v=1617053762

Here is a picture. Let me know your thoughts!

Hey Klldarkness,

Yes, I do still have nearcticus for sale. Also, the outworld will work for this species.


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#13 Offline OiledOlives - Posted September 24 2021 - 3:53 PM

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only nearcticus and temnothorax left, nearcticus have 7+ workers each



#14 Offline OiledOlives - Posted November 6 2021 - 8:31 AM

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Updated 11/6/21
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#15 Offline OiledOlives - Posted December 7 2021 - 3:24 PM

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Updated 12/7/21


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#16 Offline OiledOlives - Posted January 2 2022 - 3:09 PM

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Updated 1/2/22



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Sent you a PM!


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#18 Offline OiledOlives - Posted January 12 2022 - 7:38 AM

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Updated 1/12/22, added description of V. emeryi and more stock. 


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#19 Offline OiledOlives - Posted March 21 2022 - 8:02 AM

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Added a lot more colonies for sale and used formicaria section. Will probably add pictures later.



#20 Offline OiledOlives - Posted April 11 2022 - 10:41 AM

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