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#1 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted April 22 2022 - 12:20 PM

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Hello everyone! I'm starting to sell again so I'm going to be updating here often! There's a list of all the species I've caught in the past and whether they are in stock or not. I've also got a few ant related cultures for sale for anyone who is interested in those too.
*note "On demand" means that if someone wants it, I can collect them.

ANTS:
Aphaenogaster fulva: In Stock, small colonies, fresh from founding. $50
Camponotus casteanus:In stock! 1 colony $35
Camponotus americanus:Out of Stock
Camponotus novaeboracensis:Out of Stock
Camponotus subbarbatus: Out of Stock
Camponotus pennsylvanicus:Out of Stock
Camponotus chromaiodes:In stock $25
Colobopsis impressa:Out of Stock
Colobopsis mississippiensis:Out of Stock
Crematogaster ashmeadi:Out of Stock
Crematogaster pinicola:Out of Stock
Crematogaster cerasi:Out of Stock
Crematogaster lineolata:Out of Stock
Formica pallidefulva:Out of Stock
Hypoponera opaciceps:Out of Stock
Lasius americanus:Out of Stock
Monomorium minimum: On demand!! $10
Myrmecina americana:Out of Stock
Ponera pennsylvanica: On demand!! $15
Prenolepis imparis:1 colony available. 2 queens, 3 workers and brood $65
Proceratium pergandei:Out of Stock
Proceratium cassicorne:Out of Stock
Solenopsis molesta:Out of Stock
Stigmatomma pallipes:Out of Stock
Strumigenys pergandei:Out of Stock
Tapinoma sessile:Out of Stock
Temnothorax curvispinosus:In Stock, 1 colony $45
Tetramorium immigrans:6 starter colonies. Good brood piles $35
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis: Out of Stock

CULTURES:
Springtails: In stock, 50per container, $5

Mites: In Stock, 30per container, $30
(for feeding Myrmecina sp.)

Isopods: Coming Soon!

Soil Centipedes: Coming Soon!
(for feeding Stigmatomma sp.)

Trachymyrmex Fungi: Coming soon!!

Edited by VenomousBeast, August 3 2023 - 8:54 AM.

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2 Reticulitermes flavipes


#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 22 2022 - 1:17 PM

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Woah! Where are you getting the Trachymyrmex from?
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#3 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted April 22 2022 - 1:24 PM

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Woah! Where are you getting the Trachymyrmex from?


Found a population about 30-45 minute drive from my home!! Sandy forest😁 I'll have to take you there one day!

Edited by VenomousBeast, April 22 2022 - 1:50 PM.

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4: Tetramorium immigrans

2 Reticulitermes flavipes


#4 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted April 23 2022 - 11:24 AM

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*Updated, new ants in stock*

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4: Tetramorium immigrans

2 Reticulitermes flavipes


#5 Offline OiledOlives - Posted April 24 2022 - 7:55 AM

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Do you have pictures of the novaeboracensis? This species is uncommon in VA and chromaiodes is occasionally misidentified as novae.



#6 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted May 30 2022 - 7:05 AM

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Do you have pictures of the novaeboracensis? This species is uncommon in VA and chromaiodes is occasionally misidentified as novae.

You're right! They were chromaiodes😁👍. I only took a quick glance, but I should've been more thorough before posting for sale! I've fixed it now as well as added new ants!

Keeps:

1:Pogonomymex occidentalis

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2 Reticulitermes flavipes


#7 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted May 30 2022 - 7:12 AM

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📢 ANNOUNCEMENT 📢
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis is now available!! $150
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1:Pogonomymex occidentalis

4: Tetramorium immigrans

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#8 Offline FloridaAnts - Posted May 30 2022 - 8:29 AM

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ANNOUNCEMENT
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis is now available!! $150

If only I had a permit to ship them across state borders…

Did you raise them or collect them?

Edited by FloridaAnts, May 30 2022 - 8:31 AM.

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#9 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted May 30 2022 - 8:32 AM

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ANNOUNCEMENT
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis is now available!! $150

If only I had a permit to ship them across state borders…
Don't you have Trachies all over in Florida?
Also, possibly Acromyrmex sp. That lives in the very south (I think it may have been in the islands south of Florida, but I thought there were some reports in the Southern tip of Florida too🤔)
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#10 Offline FloridaAnts - Posted May 30 2022 - 8:35 AM

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Trachymyrmex septentrionalis is now available!! $150

If only I had a permit to ship them across state borders…
Don't you have Trachies all over in Florida?
Also, possibly Acromyrmex sp. That lives in the very south (I think it may have been in the islands south of Florida, but I thought there were some reports in the Southern tip of Florida too)
Yes, but can’t ship across state borders-It’s illegal(Right?)(And me and SolenopsisKeeper have had trouble finding queens of this species)

I’ll have to look into those sightings

Was this the acromyrmex?
https://www.antwiki....ex_octospinosus

Edited by FloridaAnts, May 30 2022 - 8:39 AM.


#11 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted May 30 2022 - 8:46 AM

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ANNOUNCEMENT
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis is now available!! $150

If only I had a permit to ship them across state borders…

Did you raise them or collect them?
The queens were collected from flights (some soon afterwards) and the workers and fungus are from my queen less colony😁👍
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1:Pogonomymex occidentalis

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2 Reticulitermes flavipes


#12 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted May 30 2022 - 8:50 AM

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ANNOUNCEMENT
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis is now available!! $150

If only I had a permit to ship them across state borders…
Don't you have Trachies all over in Florida?
Also, possibly Acromyrmex sp. That lives in the very south (I think it may have been in the islands south of Florida, but I thought there were some reports in the Southern tip of Florida too)
Yes, but can’t ship across state borders-It’s illegal(Right?)(And me and SolenopsisKeeper have had trouble finding queens of this species)

I’ll have to look into those sightings

Was this the acromyrmex?
https://www.antwiki....ex_octospinosus
Yes! That's them! Though I had read a report somewhere that had a couple sightings in Florida too. Also, the maps on ant wiki and ant web are a bit outdated and normally don't include new ranges of invasives and increase or decreases in ranges.

And yes, sadly I don't have any permits to transport Trachies into florida🤷‍♂️ Though I've visited Florida many times in the past and know some good areas where there are some!
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2 Reticulitermes flavipes


#13 Offline FloridaAnts - Posted May 30 2022 - 8:51 AM

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Trachymyrmex septentrionalis is now available!! $150

If only I had a permit to ship them across state borders…
Did you raise them or collect them?
The queens were collected from flights (some soon afterwards) and the workers and fungus are from my queen less colony

What weather conditions, are wind is WAY too high for anything right now.

So that colony could have an infertile queen?

#14 Offline FloridaAnts - Posted May 30 2022 - 8:53 AM

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Trachymyrmex septentrionalis is now available!! $150

If only I had a permit to ship them across state borders…
Don't you have Trachies all over in Florida?
Also, possibly Acromyrmex sp. That lives in the very south (I think it may have been in the islands south of Florida, but I thought there were some reports in the Southern tip of Florida too)
Yes, but can’t ship across state borders-It’s illegal(Right?)(And me and SolenopsisKeeper have had trouble finding queens of this species)
I’ll have to look into those sightings
Was this the acromyrmex?https://www.antwiki....ex_octospinosus
Yes! That's them! Though I had read a report somewhere that had a couple sightings in Florida too. Also, the maps on ant wiki and ant web are a bit outdated and normally don't include new ranges of invasives and increase or decreases in ranges.
And yes, sadly I don't have any permits to transport Trachies into florida‍♂ Though I've visited Florida many times in the past and know some good areas where there are some!
I find most colonies in Central Florida(There are some very populated cities, don’t get confused I’m talking about smack down center of Florida) it is all Undisturbed farmland and only recently are neighborhoods being built.

Edited by FloridaAnts, May 30 2022 - 8:55 AM.


#15 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted May 30 2022 - 8:59 AM

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ANNOUNCEMENT
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis is now available!! $150

If only I had a permit to ship them across state borders…
Did you raise them or collect them?
The queens were collected from flights (some soon afterwards) and the workers and fungus are from my queen less colony
What weather conditions, are wind is WAY too high for anything right now.

So that colony could have an infertile queen?
Typically no. I've noticed that the workers treat the queen like nothing if she's infertile, but if she is fertile, she gets a lot of attention. I've already singled out the infertile and what's being put up for sale are the viable ones😁👍
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#16 Offline FloridaAnts - Posted May 30 2022 - 9:06 AM

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I may have to try this with queens of this species! Do you happen to know how deep they dig? I dug down 3 feet, and found nothing, only some brood.

#17 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted May 30 2022 - 9:21 AM

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I may have to try this with queens of this species! Do you happen to know how deep they dig? I dug down 3 feet, and found nothing, only some brood.

Yes, in Florida they don't hibernate, so they typically have 2-3 chambers. The first chamber is always within 1 foot from the surface and the next 1-2 will be a foot under that. My trick is to find a long strip of grass and stick it down the hole to find which direction the tunnel goes, then dig until you find the first chamber, be careful not to cover the next tunnel downwards and do the same trick for the last/next chamber. I also tend to dig next to where I know the chamber is to avoid the sand collapsing in on the fungus and killing it. If you cut un from the side, you don't bury it😁👍
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#18 Offline saveyourant - Posted January 13 2023 - 5:15 PM

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Hello everyone! I'm starting to sell again so I'm going to be updating here often! There's a list of all the species I've caught in the past and whether they are in stock or not. I've also got a few ant related cultures for sale for anyone who is interested in those too.
*note "On demand" means that if someone wants it, I can collect them.

ANTS:
Aphaenogaster fulva: In Stock, 3 small colonies, fresh from founding. $50
Aphaenogaster rudis:Out of Stock
Camponotus casteanus:In stock! 1 colony, 5 workers, 0 pupae, 4 larvae. $60
Camponotus americanus:Out of Stock
Camponotus novaeboracensis:Out of Stock
Camponotus subbarbatus:Out of Stock
Camponotus pennsylvanicus:Out of Stock
Camponotus chromaiodes:In stock, 5 queens available, 1 has larvae, rest are new nuptials. $50
Colobopsis impressa:Out of Stock
Colobopsis mississippiensis:Out of Stock
Crematogaster ashmeadi:Out of Stock
Crematogaster pinicola:Out of Stock
Crematogaster cerasi:Out of Stock (Coming Soon!)
Crematogaster lineolata:Out of Stock
Formica fusca:Out of Stock
Formica pallidefulva:Out of Stock
Hypoponera opaciceps:In Stock!! 1 colony, 2 queens, 100 workers,fresh from hibernation. $110 (Sold)
Lasius americanus:Out of Stock
Monomorium minimum: On demand!!
Myrmecina americana:Out of Stock
Ponera pennsylvanica: On demand!!
Prenolepis imparis:Out of Stock (Coming Soon!!)
Proceratium pergandei:Out of Stock
Proceratium cassicorne:Out of Stock
Solenopsis molesta:Out of Stock
Stigmatomma pallipes:In stock, 1 queen, 2 workers, no eggs yet, $120
Strumigenys pergandei:Out of Stock
Taminoma sessile:Out of Stock
Temnothorax curvispinosus:In Stock, 1 colony, 2 queens, 15 workers, brood pile
Tetramorium immigrans:Out of Stock
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis: IN STOCK!! Small colony, (1 queen, 5-10 workers, small fungus garden) x35, $150

CULTURES:
Springtails: In stock, 50per container, $20

Mites: In Stock, 30per container, $30
(for feeding Myrmecina sp.)
Isopods: Coming Soon!

Soil Centipedes: Coming Soon!
(for feeding Stigmatomma sp.)

Trachymyrmex Fungi: In stock!! $80 per dime sized ball do you havbe an updated list

 



#19 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted January 13 2023 - 5:20 PM

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Trachymyrmex septentrionalis is now available!! $150

If only I had a permit to ship them across state borders…
Don't you have Trachies all over in Florida?
Also, possibly Acromyrmex sp. That lives in the very south (I think it may have been in the islands south of Florida, but I thought there were some reports in the Southern tip of Florida too)
Yes, but can’t ship across state borders-It’s illegal(Right?)(And me and SolenopsisKeeper have had trouble finding queens of this species)

I’ll have to look into those sightings

Was this the acromyrmex?
https://www.antwiki....ex_octospinosus
INaturalist you’ll find em.

Edited by Jonathan5608, January 13 2023 - 5:21 PM.


#20 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted March 1 2023 - 11:24 AM

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Updated*


Keeps:

1:Pogonomymex occidentalis

4: Tetramorium immigrans

2 Reticulitermes flavipes






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