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#261 Offline Hothkinstroy - Posted January 4 2023 - 4:15 PM

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Currently Keeping:
 
Lasius brevicornis x1 - The rest I gave to someone in my school
Temnothorax curvispinosus x1 - Founding Queen (In Diapause)
Crematogaster cerasi x1 - Founding Queen (Just took out of diapause)
Lasius claviger x1 - Dead? Or in deep hibernation
Pheidole bicarinata x1 - Just moved into a Wakooshi Saturn Nest
Tetramorium immigrans x1 - Test tube flooded, trying to make a recovery
Camponotus decipiens x1 - Not much, just growing right now, 40 something workers   :D

 
Species I want to keep:
 
Pheidole pilifera/megacephala/morissii/anything
Tapinoma sessile
Any Atta/Acromyrmex
Myrmecocystus mexicanus/placodops

 

 

If you want to learn more some of these colonies


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#262 Offline BDantsalberta - Posted January 9 2023 - 10:39 AM

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Update?



#263 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted January 9 2023 - 4:04 PM

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I guess I’ll do an updated one.

Solenopsis molesta
Lasius brevicornis
Lasius neoniger
Tetramorium immigrans
Messor minor
Temnothorax cf curvispinosus
Myrmica sp.
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Camponotus novaeboracensis
Formica incerta
Formica neogagates
Crematogaster cerasi

Ants I’d like to catch this year:
Aphaenogaster sp.
Camponotus myrementoma group
Monomorium minimum

"If an ant carries an object a hundred times it's weight,you can carry burdens many times your size.


#264 Offline antperson24 - Posted February 5 2023 - 2:39 PM

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Here they are:

  1. Aphaenogaster rudis (my favorite species).
  2. Brachymyrmex sp.
  3. Camponotus novaeboracensis
  4. Lasius neoniger
  5. Temnothorax curvispinosus
  6. Tetramorium immigrans

I had a lot more last summer but some died.  :(


Edited by antperson24, March 5 2023 - 2:44 PM.

 Why keep ants that aren't found in your yard?

There are so many fascinating ants right were you live!

I disagree with the keeping/buying of ants that are not found in your area.

 


#265 Offline Tanks - Posted June 9 2023 - 9:53 AM

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I currently keep:

 

  1. Camponotus modoc

   

  2. Pogonomyrmex rugosus

 

  3.Camponotus hyatti

 

  4. Camponotus yogi



#266 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted June 9 2023 - 3:11 PM

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Right now I keep.

1. Aphaenogaster Rudis

2. Camponautus Castaneus

3. Monomorium Minimum

4. Pheidole Tysoni

5. Tetramorium Caespitum

6. Tapinoma Sessile
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#267 Offline Ernteameise - Posted June 10 2023 - 1:07 AM

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In my youth:

I attempted to keep Myrmica rubra (European Fire Ant) for a short while, but did know nothing about them and that they need a higher amount of moisture. I was not successful

Then I got a special permit for the wood ant Formica polyctena and hept them for nearly 3 years and took them to the state school science competition and they won me a telescope!

 

Now:

1. Messor barbarus (Harvester Ant) - 2 colonies (one of the colonies is established, the other one is a "rescue" founding colony)

2. Temnothorax nylanderi (Acorn ants)

3. Lasius niger (a small colony has established on my balcony and I took charge of them instead of killing them)

 

EDIT:

4. Since this week, I now also have a starter colony of Camponotus piceus


Edited by Ernteameise, June 24 2023 - 8:26 AM.

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#268 Offline rptraut - Posted June 12 2023 - 12:03 AM

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Thanks to the help with identification from members of this forum, I now feel confident to list the ant colonies I currently keep:

 

Brachymyrmex depilis x 4

Camponotus pennsylvanicus x 5

Lasius americanus x 3

Lasius brevicornis x 2

Lasius neoniger x 1

Lasius niger x 1

Myrmica americana x 5

Tapinoma sessile x 5

Temnothorax longispinosus x 1

Temnothorax curvispinosus x 4

Tetramorium immigrans x 2, XL x 1

 

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Some of the small colonies on shelves in my workshop.

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My father always said I had ants in my pants.

#269 Offline AntPerson76 - Posted June 13 2023 - 9:05 AM

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Ants I'm keeping (Since I came back from TN)

- Pheidole Dentata x2
- Nylanderia Flavipes x2
- Tetramorium immigrans
- Pheidole Tysoni

Ants I've kept

- Camponotus Pennsylvanicus
- Crematogaster Lineolata
- Lasius Americanus
- Pheidole Tysoni
- Temnothorax Curvispinosus
- Tetramorium Immigrans
- Camponotus Nearticus
- Formica Argentea
- Formica Difficulis

Edited by AntPerson76, July 11 2023 - 6:20 AM.

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#270 Offline LowQualityAnts - Posted June 25 2023 - 9:55 AM

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[quote name="LowQualityAnts" post="221536" timestamp="1670974988"]Current:
Current:
Camponotus americanus
Camponotus nearcticus

Currently founding:
Prenolepis imparis
Formica sp.

Past:
Solenopsis invicta

Past failed founding:
Camponotus castaneus
Brachymrmex patigonicus
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#271 Offline Ottercl - Posted July 5 2023 - 12:12 PM

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Currently Keeping:
- Camponotus Castaneus
- Camponotus Pennsylvanicus
- Camponotus Chromaiodes

Kept in the Past:
- Camponouts Novaeboracensis
- Tetramorium Immigrans
- Formica Pallidefulva
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Ants for sale in MA: https://www.formicul...-massachusetts/

Keeper of:
-Camponotus pennsylvanicus
-Camponotus chromaiodes
-Camponotus castaneus
-Camponotus americanus
Journal: https://www.formicul...onotus-journal/

#272 Offline DinoH - Posted July 6 2023 - 11:43 AM

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Current:

Aphaenogaster sp. or anything else.
Temnothorax curvispinosus
Tetramorium sp.

Founding:

Prenolepis imparis
Camponotus chromaiodes
Tetramorium immigrants
Aphaenogaster
Formica subsericea
Formica pallidefulva
Myrmica sp.

picea


Formica sp. (sent back to the wild due to being a slave raider)

2 not identified queens. (One DEAD)

Edited by DinoH, August 1 2023 - 4:44 AM.


#273 Offline DinoH - Posted July 9 2023 - 2:20 PM

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Thanks to the help with identification from members of this forum, I now feel confident to list the ant colonies I currently keep:
 
Brachymyrmex depilis x 4
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x 5
Lasius americanus x 3
Lasius brevicornis x 2
Lasius neoniger x 1
Lasius niger x 1
Myrmica americana x 5
Tapinoma sessile x 5
Temnothorax longispinosus x 1
Temnothorax curvispinosus x 4
Tetramorium immigrans x 2, XL x 1
 
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Some of the small colonies on shelves in my workshop.
RPT


Wow, Why do you have so many of the same species?

#274 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted July 9 2023 - 2:54 PM

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I feel like I should do an update even though I posted here just a month ago, but a lot has changed.

Colonies

1. Aphaenogaster X6

2. Tapinoma Sessile

3. Tetramorium

4. Pheidole Tysoni

5. Vollenhovia Emeryi

6. Strumigenys (Caught today)

7. Monomorium Minimum

8. Camponotus Castaneus

In founding

1. Tetramorium X3

2. Camponotus Castaneus

3. Pheidole X2

4. Nylandaria

5. Duel queened Ponera Pennsylvanica

6. Hypoponera

7. Parasitic Lasius.

In the past

1. Lasius Brevicornis

2. Mymrica

3. Formica Fusca group

4. Formica Pallidefulva Group

5. Camponotus Pennsylvanicus

6. Lasius Niger Group

7. Lasius Interjectus

8. Formica Pacifica

9. Myrmecina
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#275 Offline DinoH - Posted July 10 2023 - 5:40 AM

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I feel like I should do an update even though I posted here just a month ago, but a lot has changed.

Colonies

1. Aphaenogaster X6

2. Tapinoma Sessile

3. Tetramorium

4. Pheidole Tysoni

5. Vollenhovia Emeryi

6. Strumigenys (Caught today)

7. Monomorium Minimum

8. Camponotus Castaneus

In founding

1. Tetramorium X3

2. Camponotus Castaneus

3. Pheidole X2

4. Nylandaria

5. Duel queened Ponera Pennsylvanica

6. Hypoponera

7. Parasitic Lasius.

In the past

1. Lasius Brevicornis

2. Mymrica

3. Formica Fusca group

4. Formica Pallidefulva Group

5. Camponotus Pennsylvanicus

6. Lasius Niger Group

7. Lasius Interjectus

8. Formica Pacifica

9. Myrmecina

In the begining of the post it was said to just edit your last post saying the ants you keep. By the way that seems like a lot of change in a month you must have gotten lucky.



#276 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted July 10 2023 - 6:17 AM

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Okay. I didn't read the beginning because on mobile it's hard to go back through many pages. Thanks. Also in the last one I forgot to add founding queens.

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#277 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted August 8 2023 - 11:12 AM

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My updated one

Keeping:
Aphaenogaster occidentalis
Bracymrymex patigonicus
Camponotus ca-02
Camponotus clarithorax
Camponotus essigi
Camponotus vicinus
Camponotus laevigatus
Forelius sp
Myrmecocystus mexicanus
Pogonomrymex californicus
Pogonomrymex rugosus
Solenopsis molesta
Tetramorium bicarinatum
Tetramorium immigrans

Kept:
Acromyrmex versicolor
Formica fusca group
Monomorium ergtognya
Myrmecocystus testaceus
Pheidole navigans
Pheidole sp

Interested buying in ants? Feel free to check out my shop

Feel free to read my journals, like this one.

 

Wishlist:

Atta sp (wish they were in CA), Crematogaster cerasi, Most Pheidole species

 

 


#278 Offline ZATrippit - Posted October 3 2023 - 8:31 PM

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x3 Iridomyrmex undescribed

x2 Ochetellus glaber

 

Hope to get Chelaner antarcticus in the future, I love watching them in my backyard.

As this is my first year in the game, I'm pretty much just waiting for later in the year for the 'better' species to fly. My aim is to keep every ant species in New Zealand; this may seem like a practically impossible task however there are only 37 known species in New Zealand (AntMaps is quite inaccurate).


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#279 Offline OiledOlives - Posted October 4 2023 - 10:06 AM

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Current:

Aphaenogaster lamellidens
Aphaenogaster treatae
Aphaenogaster fulva

Aphaenogaster rudis

Aphaenogaster "carolinensis" (N19)
Aphaenogaster floridana

Aphaenogaster ashmeadi

Aphaenogaster tennesseensis
Brachymyrmex depilis

Solenopsis molesta

Lasius aphidicola

Lasius neoniger

Lasius americanus

Lasius pallitarsis

Pogonomyrmex occidentalis
Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus chromaiodes

Pheidole morrisii

Pheidole bicarinata

Pheidole pilifera

Dorymyrmex bureni

Stigmatomma pallipes

Colobopsis obliqua

Colobopsis mississippiensis

Colobopsis impressa
Temnothorax curvispinosus

Temnothorax minutissimus

Temnothorax pergandei 

Formica pallidefulva

Formica subsericea

Formica incerta

Tetramorium immigrans

 

 

Past:
Aphaenogaster lamellidens

Aphaenogaster treatae
Aphaenogaster fulva

Aphaenogaster rudis

Aphaenogaster "carolinensis" (N19)
Aphaenogaster floridana

Aphaenogaster ashmeadi

Aphaenogaster tennesseensis

Solenopsis molesta

Lasius neoniger

Lasius americanus

Lasius pallitarsis

Pogonomyrmex occidentalis
Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus chromaiodes

Pheidole morrisii

Pheidole bicarinata

Pheidole pilifera

Dorymyrmex bureni

Stigmatomma pallipes

Colobopsis obliqua

Colobopsis mississippiensis

Colobopsis impressa
Temnothorax curvispinosus

Temnothorax ambiguus

Temnothorax americanus

Temnothorax minutissimus

Tapinoma sessile

Temnothorax pergandei

Temnothorax longispinosus

Strumigenys rostrata

Pseudomyrmex pallidus

Pseudomyrmex ejectus

Nylanderia flavipes

Nylanderia vividula

Nylanderia faisonensis

Vollenhovia emeryi

Tetramorium immigrans

Formica subintegra

Formica aserva

Formica pallidefulva

Formica incerta

Formica subsericea

Monomorium minimum

Myrmica incompleta

Myrmica punctiventris

Lasius brevicornis

Lasius nearcticus

Prenolepis imparis

 

 

Species that I've found:

Aphaenogaster ashmeadi

Aphaenogaster carolinensis
Aphaenogaster floridana
Aphaenogaster fulva
Aphaenogaster lamellidens
Aphaenogaster mariae
Aphaenogaster N19
Aphaenogaster N22b
Aphaenogaster picea
Aphaenogaster rudis
Aphaenogaster tennesseensis
Aphaenogaster treatae
Brachymyrmex depilis
Brachymyrmex patagonicus
Brachymyrmex obscurior
Camponotus americanus
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus chromaiodes
Camponotus decipiens
Camponotus herculeanus
Camponotus modoc
Camponotus planatus
Camponotus floridanus
Camponotus nearcticus
Camponotus novaeboracensis
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Camponotus snellingi
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus laevissimus
Camponotus fedtschenkoi
Colobopsis impressa
Colobopsis mississippiensis
Colobopsis obliqua
Crematogaster ashmeadi
Crematogaster cerasi
Crematogaster lineolata
Crematogaster pilosa
Crematogaster vermiculata
Dolichoderus plagiatus
Dorymyrmex bureni
Forelius analis
Forelius pruinosus
Formica argentea
Formica aserva
Formica biophilica
Formica difficilis
Formica dolosa
Formica exsectoides
Formica incerta
Formica integra
Formica neogagates
Formica neorufibarbis
Formica pallidefulva
Formica subintegra
Formica subsericea
Formica pacifica
Formica obscuripes
Hypoponera opacior
Lasius americanus
Lasius aphidicola
Lasius brevicornis
Lasius claviger
Lasius interjectus
Lasius murphyi
Lasius nearcticus
Lasius neoniger
Lasius pallitarsis
Lasius speculiventris
Lasius niger
Lasius emarginatus
Monomorium minimum
Monomorium viridum
Myrmecina americana
Myrmica incompleta
Myrmica punctiventris
Myrmica rubra
Nylanderia faisonensis
Nylanderia vividula
Pheidole bicarinata
Pheidole dentata
Pheidole morrisii
Pheidole pilifera
Pheidole tysoni
Pheidole navigans
Pheidole dentigula
Ponera exotica
Ponera pennsylvanica
Prenolepis imparis
Proceratium silaceum
Pseudomyrmex pallidus
Pseudomyrmex ejectus
Pseudomyrmex gracilis
Solenopsis carolinensis
Solenopsis molesta
Stigmatomma pallipes
Strumigenys louisianae
Strumigenys ornata
Strumigenys rostrata
Tapinoma sessile
Temnothorax ambiguus
Temnothorax americanus
Temnothorax curvispinosus
Temnothorax longispinosus
Temnothorax minutissimus
Temnothorax pergandei
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis
Tetramorium immigrans
Vollenhovia emeryi
Nylanderia flavipes
Cyphomyrmex rimosus

Solenopsis invicta

Solenopsis invicta x richteri

Liometopum luctuosum

Leptothorax canadensis

Temnothorax sp.

Odontomachus haematodus

Monomorium pharaonis
Crematogaster sp.

Pheidole parva


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#280 Offline 100lols - Posted October 18 2023 - 8:28 PM

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Current species:

Brachymyrmex patagonicus x4
Camponotus ca02
Camponotus sansabeanus
Myrmecocystus mexicanus x4
Myrmecocystus cf. kennedyi group
Pheidole cf. yaqui
Pheidole cf. vistana
Pogonomyrmex californicus
Pogonomyrmex subnitidus
Solenopsis xyloni x2
Solenopsis amblychila
Veromessor andrei

Past species:

Dorymyrmex bicolor
Myrmecocystus placodops
Myrmecocystus mimicus
Myrmecocystus sp.
Pheidole xerophila
Solenopsis molesta

Edited by 100lols, October 22 2023 - 8:43 PM.

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