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LF Atta Texana in the Dallas Area

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#1 Offline biotex - Posted October 24 2022 - 3:04 PM

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Hi,

 

I'm looking for Atta texana colonies, preferably with 2-3 queens. I tried the AntsCanada GAN website but got no responses from the listed sellers. I have a motorcycle, but I don't have a car so I'd prefer to meet in-person the Dallas/FW area, or have the colony shipped to my address. Let me know if you're selling! 



#2 Offline Manitobant - Posted October 25 2022 - 7:18 AM

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You’ll likely need to wait until they fly next spring unfortunately. Atta sell out FAST.

#3 Offline aznphenom - Posted October 25 2022 - 8:52 AM

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They don't sell out fast. Something was just wrong with this years flight. Maybe that frozen week messed up those whole season.


Keeps: Myrmecocystus, Odontomachus, Crematogaster, Camponotus, Tetra
 

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)

 


#4 Offline AntsNY123 - Posted October 25 2022 - 3:48 PM

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I really want A. texana



#5 Offline Manitobant - Posted October 26 2022 - 7:15 AM

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Ants emporium sells A. texana and has permits to ship out of state. However, as i said before they are currently out of stock.

#6 Offline AntsNY123 - Posted October 27 2022 - 11:03 AM

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Ants emporium sells A. texana and has permits to ship out of state. However, as i said before they are currently out of stock.

takes em 40 years to restock



#7 Offline aznphenom - Posted October 27 2022 - 11:12 AM

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Ants emporium sells A. texana and has permits to ship out of state. However, as i said before they are currently out of stock.

takes em 40 years to restock

 

You do know that ants fly once a year, right? Out of stock means he didn't catch any this year or something similar.


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Keeps: Myrmecocystus, Odontomachus, Crematogaster, Camponotus, Tetra
 

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)

 


#8 Offline Manitobant - Posted October 27 2022 - 11:42 AM

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I think he’s joking

#9 Offline biotex - Posted October 28 2022 - 11:19 AM

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Ants emporium sells A. texana and has permits to ship out of state. However, as i said before they are currently out of stock.


Garrett has quit antkeeping. He's closing down his shop. He was the GAN farmer that was listed on the AntsCanada site. He'll never stock Atta again.

#10 Offline United-Ants - Posted October 28 2022 - 11:22 AM

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What?

Sometimes, the only way to heal our wounds is to make peace with the demons who created them. 

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a True soldier doesn't fight because he hates what's in front of him, but because he loves what's behind him. some guy from yt

"You either die a hero or live long enough to become the villain."


#11 Offline biotex - Posted October 28 2022 - 11:24 AM

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They don't sell out fast. Something was just wrong with this years flight. Maybe that frozen week messed up those whole season.


I know of a huge colony down in Austin and I was trying to catch a nuptial flight this past spring but I didn't see any queens, so I think you're right.

#12 Offline aznphenom - Posted October 28 2022 - 11:28 AM

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They don't sell out fast. Something was just wrong with this years flight. Maybe that frozen week messed up those whole season.


I know of a huge colony down in Austin and I was trying to catch a nuptial flight this past spring but I didn't see any queens, so I think you're right.

 

It was actually the opposite. I got mine in Austin. Hundreds of queens. Saw 1 male. didn't think much of it. It was my first time seeing atta so I didn't know what was normal. None of my turned out fertile. 2 other keepers from different parts of texas, one catching over a thousand confirmed the same thing happened to them. 

 

So you saw just males? do you remember the date?


Edited by aznphenom, October 28 2022 - 11:28 AM.

Keeps: Myrmecocystus, Odontomachus, Crematogaster, Camponotus, Tetra
 

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)

 


#13 Offline biotex - Posted October 28 2022 - 11:31 AM

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They don't sell out fast. Something was just wrong with this years flight. Maybe that frozen week messed up those whole season.

I know of a huge colony down in Austin and I was trying to catch a nuptial flight this past spring but I didn't see any queens, so I think you're right.
It was actually the opposite. I got mine in Austin. Hundreds of queens. Saw 1 male. didn't think much of it. It was my first time seeing atta so I didn't know what was normal. None of my turned out fertile. 2 other keepers from different parts of texas, one catching over a thousand confirmed the same thing happened to them.

So you saw just males? do you remember the date?

That's weird. No, I meant to say I saw no alates at all from the colony I know of.

#14 Offline AntsNY123 - Posted November 30 2022 - 12:55 PM

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They don't sell out fast. Something was just wrong with this years flight. Maybe that frozen week messed up those whole season.


I know of a huge colony down in Austin and I was trying to catch a nuptial flight this past spring but I didn't see any queens, so I think you're right.

 

R u going to start selling??



#15 Offline NicholasP - Posted November 30 2022 - 11:35 PM

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Ants emporium sells A. texana and has permits to ship out of state. However, as i said before they are currently out of stock.

He doesn't sell anymore Atta texana queens. Well, he didn't this year.



#16 Offline NicholasP - Posted November 30 2022 - 11:36 PM

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What?

It's on his social media I believe. And I've heard of it being on a Discord server of his? Although I have no clue if the server even exists.



#17 Offline aznphenom - Posted December 1 2022 - 5:42 AM

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Ants emporium sells A. texana and has permits to ship out of state. However, as i said before they are currently out of stock.

He doesn't sell anymore Atta texana queens. Well, he didn't this year.

 

none of the queens founded


Keeps: Myrmecocystus, Odontomachus, Crematogaster, Camponotus, Tetra
 

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)

 






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