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Wanted: Melophorus bagoti colonies

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#1 Offline pcp - Posted April 25 2022 - 7:13 AM

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Hi, does anyone know anywhere you can buy colonies of Australian red honey ants (Melophorus bagoti)? Or if there are any zoos/experts/hobbyists or anyone who keep them? 

 

I am UK based, but can travel to Australia for these ants if needed. We are looking to film them for a new documentary series. 

 

Thanks!


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#2 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 25 2022 - 7:16 AM

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You need a location in your profile before making a wanted add. Also if you are not in Australia then receiving a colony of them will be near to impossible.
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#3 Offline pcp - Posted April 25 2022 - 7:40 AM

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Thanks, I've made the relevant changes:)



#4 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted April 25 2022 - 11:06 PM

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I've seen Melophorus bagoti queens for sale on Queen of Ants- The Best in Australian Ants, Available Worldwide and The Ant Lab . They usually come in stock around February each year, but are very popular and usually sell out within a few days.

You'll likely need to travel to Australia to receive a queen from either of these companies.

 

(Also, if anyone else is selling them (in Australia) $175 or under you have yourself a deal.)


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My Ants:

Colonies: Camponotus humilior 1w, Opisthopsis rufithorax 11w, Aphaenogaster longiceps ~5w, Pheidole sp. ~235w ~15m, Iridomyrmex sp. 2q 1w, Brachyponera lutea 6w, Crematogaster sp. ~20w, Podomyrma sp. 1w

Queens: Polyrhachis cf. robinsoni, Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) sp. (likely infertile)

Previously Kept: Colobopsis gasseri, Technomyrmex sp., Rhytidoponera victorae, Nylanderia cf. rosae, Myrmecia brevinoda/forficata, Polyrhachis australis, Solenopsis/Monomorium

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