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#1 Offline Agorkov - Posted May 26 2022 - 7:50 AM

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Hey! My name is Aleksey. I am from Moscow. I have been taking care of ants for several years. Now in my collection:
* Harpegnathos saltator & venator
* Messor structor & barbarus
* Neoponera villosa
* Rhytidoponera metallica
* Myrmecia pyriformis

 

Early I have:
* Camponotus parius & turkestanis
* Messor ebeninus
* Odontomachus monticola

 

Sorry for my English. It is not my native language.


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#2 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted May 26 2022 - 8:07 AM

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Welcome to the forum!


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Keeping ants since 2020 

I keep:

Myrmicinae: Solenopsis molesta( 2 queens). Tetramorium immigrans ( 3 colonies with the biggest nearing 800 workers!),

Crematogaster cerasi  :yahoo:  ( 1 colony with a worker). Temnothorax  curvispinosus ( 1 queen with colony of 2 workers).

Formicinae: Prenolepis imparis ( 2 single queen colonies). Lasius brevicornis  :yahoo:( 19 founding queens) haven't seen many journals of them. Lasius Neoniger (a founding queen).Formica incerta( 1 colony with 22 workers)

 

Previously kept: Pogonomyrmex occidentalis   ( 1 colony with 9 workers). 

 

As you can tell I like ants


#3 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted May 26 2022 - 11:41 AM

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Welcome! Very interested in seeing your colonies! I'm sure Russia has some fun ants that I've never seen before. 


Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

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#4 Offline aznphenom - Posted May 26 2022 - 11:58 AM

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Welcome! Very interested in seeing your colonies! I'm sure Russia has some fun ants that I've never seen before. 

I am pretty sure none of the ants they listed is native to Russia


Keeps: Atta TexanaOdontomachus haematodus, Crematogaster Sp., Prenolepis imparis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Camponotus chromaiodes, Tetra sp

 

Wants (Please reach out if you have them for sale if you’re in the US): Acromyrmex Sp., Atta Mexicana, Cephalotes Sp., Myrmecocystus Sp (Prefer Mexicanus), Odontomachus Sp. (Prefer Desertorum), Pachycondyla Sp., Pheidole Sp (Prefer Rhea. The bigger the better. Not the tiny bicarinata), Pogonomyrmex Sp., Pseudomyrmex Sp. (Prefer the cute yellow ones)

 


#5 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted May 26 2022 - 12:25 PM

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Welcome! Very interested in seeing your colonies! I'm sure Russia has some fun ants that I've never seen before. 

I am pretty sure none of the ants they listed is native to Russia

 

 

According to ant maps...

Messor structor - Native

Camponotus turkestanus - Native

 

Still, looking at the various species on antmaps, sounds like there's quite the variety. I'd love to see them. Also since English isn't their first language, I assume there's some translation issues. 


Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#6 Offline Agorkov - Posted May 26 2022 - 1:09 PM

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Welcome! Very interested in seeing your colonies! I'm sure Russia has some fun ants that I've never seen before.

You are right, there are a lot of ants in Russia, which you rarely see in collections. Most often, people contain the simplest Lasius niger. But in the suburbs you can easily meet the following species: Tetramorium caespitum, Leptothorax acervorum, Myrmica rubra, Lasius flavus, Lasius fuliginosus, Lasius niger, Formica sanguinea, Formica exsecta, Formica rufa, Formica fusca.

Much less common are Formica uralensis and Coptoformica forsslundi.

I personally like to keep species that are not found in Russia.
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#7 Offline Agorkov - Posted May 27 2022 - 9:19 AM

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In addition to ants, I keep many other animals. For example, cats, a Jaco parrot, a python, a chameleon, poison dart frogs, scorpions. But my main love is marine aquariums.

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If you are interested, you can see my pets on my website.

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