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Which ant species is your favourite?(and why you like them?).


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#21 Offline aznphenom - Posted February 7 2023 - 11:07 AM

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Myrmecocystus mexicanus has been a surprised easy to raise species. No clue where this whole hard to found thing came from. Historically, easiest species I have raised so far. They are large and active and have a unique trait and SUPER DUPER FAST!


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Wants (Please reach out if you have them for sale if you’re in the US): Acromyrmex Sp., Atta Sp., 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 (Prefer Badius)., Pseudomyrmex Sp. (Prefer the cute yellow ones)

 


#22 Offline antperson24 - Posted February 7 2023 - 4:14 PM

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Edited by antperson24, March 10 2023 - 5:45 AM.

 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.

 


#23 Offline benxixi - Posted February 10 2023 - 8:59 AM

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#24 Offline Antlover24 - Posted February 10 2023 - 9:53 AM

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My favorite species would either be Manica Bradleyi, or Camponotus Modoc. With Veromessor Andrei in a close third.



#25 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted February 10 2023 - 11:35 AM

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Harpthegnathos and Myrmecia have always amazed me, Harps with them looking kind of vicious but also cute, I love how the watch you when you enter, same with Myrmecia which are such incredible ants with their large structure and those mandibles, MAN.

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Myrmecia

Harpthegnathos


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

 

 


#26 Offline FinWins - Posted February 10 2023 - 11:50 AM

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Myrmecocystus mexicanus has been a surprised easy to raise species. No clue where this whole hard to found thing came from. Historically, easiest species I have raised so far. They are large and active and have a unique trait and SUPER DUPER FAST!

Me too, I have had zero trouble with mine and they are the easiest species I own. Because they are clean, Simi fast fast growing, good eaters, aren't too aggressive, and move easily to new homes.


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I keep: C. modoc, C. sansabeanus  :D, C. maritimus, Formica argentea, M. mexicanus  :D, Odontomachus brunneus :D, Pogonomyrmex californicus, Pogonomyrmex rugosus, 

 


#27 Offline ANTdrew - Posted February 10 2023 - 3:25 PM

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Crematogaster cerasi. Nuff said.
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#28 Offline ExponentMars - Posted February 18 2023 - 11:50 AM

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for me it would definitely be Novomessor cockerelli, or Pheidole rhea. I personally have a colony of novos, and they grow SUPER quickly when heated, and are super large (easy to observe), and very active. They're always running around their outworld. Pheidole rhea, which I can't obtain cuz laws, is very cool cuz big majors. 


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#29 Offline antperson24 - Posted March 10 2023 - 5:45 AM

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My favorite species is Aphaenogaster rudis. Mostly because they are fairly fast growers for their size, they are not too picky about their food, and their lack of a social stomach is also very interesting. I like watching them drag their food back to their nest, which they do because they do not have social stomachs.


 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.

 


#30 Offline aznphenom - Posted March 10 2023 - 6:35 AM

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My favorite species is Aphaenogaster rudis. Mostly because they are fairly fast growers for their size, they are not too picky about their food, and their lack of a social stomach is also very interesting. I like watching them drag their food back to their nest, which they do because they do not have social stomachs.

novomessor is the best from what I have kept when it comes to feeding and one person called novomessor the better aphaenogaster. I don't know because i have never kept aphaenogaster. I saw my novomessor bring out the larvae and put it right on the protein if they couldn't drag the food into the nest.


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Wants (Please reach out if you have them for sale if you’re in the US): Acromyrmex Sp., Atta Sp., 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 (Prefer Badius)., Pseudomyrmex Sp. (Prefer the cute yellow ones)

 


#31 Offline antperson24 - Posted March 10 2023 - 7:31 AM

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My favorite species is Aphaenogaster rudis. Mostly because they are fairly fast growers for their size, they are not too picky about their food, and their lack of a social stomach is also very interesting. I like watching them drag their food back to their nest, which they do because they do not have social stomachs.

novomessor is the best from what I have kept when it comes to feeding and one person called novomessor the better aphaenogaster. I don't know because i have never kept aphaenogaster. I saw my novomessor bring out the larvae and put it right on the protein if they couldn't drag the food into the nest.

 

Wow, that would be cool to see!


 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.

 


#32 Offline aznphenom - Posted March 10 2023 - 7:35 AM

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My favorite species is Aphaenogaster rudis. Mostly because they are fairly fast growers for their size, they are not too picky about their food, and their lack of a social stomach is also very interesting. I like watching them drag their food back to their nest, which they do because they do not have social stomachs.

novomessor is the best from what I have kept when it comes to feeding and one person called novomessor the better aphaenogaster. I don't know because i have never kept aphaenogaster. I saw my novomessor bring out the larvae and put it right on the protein if they couldn't drag the food into the nest.

 

Wow, that would be cool to see!

 

Well, they might have thought the outworld was part of their nest. 90% of the time, they were in the nest but I wasnt surprised if I saw the queen and larvae feeding in the outworld.


Keeps: Camponotus, Tetra
 

Wants (Please reach out if you have them for sale if you’re in the US): Acromyrmex Sp., Atta Sp., 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 (Prefer Badius)., Pseudomyrmex Sp. (Prefer the cute yellow ones)

 


#33 Offline antperson24 - Posted March 10 2023 - 7:36 AM

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My favorite species is Aphaenogaster rudis. Mostly because they are fairly fast growers for their size, they are not too picky about their food, and their lack of a social stomach is also very interesting. I like watching them drag their food back to their nest, which they do because they do not have social stomachs.

novomessor is the best from what I have kept when it comes to feeding and one person called novomessor the better aphaenogaster. I don't know because i have never kept aphaenogaster. I saw my novomessor bring out the larvae and put it right on the protein if they couldn't drag the food into the nest.

 

Wow, that would be cool to see!

 

Well, they might have thought the outworld was part of their nest. 90% of the time, they were in the nest but I wasnt surprised if I saw the queen and larvae feeding in the outworld.

 

Oh, was the outworld closed and it kept in humidity?


 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.

 


#34 Offline aznphenom - Posted March 10 2023 - 7:39 AM

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Oh, was the outworld closed and it kept in humidity?

 

 

 

 

It wasn't by choice. They are the species that looks to stuff substrate into their liquid feeders.


Keeps: Camponotus, Tetra
 

Wants (Please reach out if you have them for sale if you’re in the US): Acromyrmex Sp., Atta Sp., 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 (Prefer Badius)., Pseudomyrmex Sp. (Prefer the cute yellow ones)

 


#35 Offline antperson24 - Posted March 10 2023 - 7:49 AM

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Oh, was the outworld closed and it kept in humidity?

 

 

 

 

It wasn't by choice. They are the species that looks to stuff substrate into their liquid feeders.

 

Wait, I'm confused what does that have to do with the queen and brood being in the outworld?


Edited by antperson24, March 10 2023 - 7:59 AM.

 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.

 


#36 Offline Rrar - Posted March 19 2023 - 11:02 AM

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I like Atta and Acromyrmex but I live in Canada so I can't get them :(


canada = boring!!!!!

I want attaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!

also: Camponotus ca02 ( probably not possible though)


#37 Offline antsriondel - Posted March 19 2023 - 1:37 PM

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I like Atta and Acromyrmex but I live in Canada so I can't get them :(

Dude, I feel the same.  :yes:






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