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Buckeyemyrmecology.com Is Scamming People!

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#1 Offline Mdrogun - Posted November 7 2023 - 6:19 PM


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Buckeyemyrmecology.com recently scammed one of the Floridians within my community. They sold him a "Tetramorium immigrans colony with 1-14 workers". A queen with 1 worker and 0 brood arrived. Within a couple weeks, said worker was dead. The 'colony' was evidently either heavily neglected and/or brood boosted. This colony was also purchased in October, at which point they should have far, far more workers than 1.


Even if the worker had survived for more than a couple of weeks, it's insane to me that buckeyemyrmecology.com would even consider sending a colony of this health to somebody. I would hope they are educated enough antkeepers over there to know that a colony like this is knocking on death's door, but apparently not.


So, fellow antkeepers, be warned! Thanks.


Edited by Mdrogun, November 7 2023 - 6:23 PM.

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#2 Offline SHmealer - Posted November 8 2023 - 5:20 PM



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I've tried using buckeye's "rock mini" nest with many species and almost every species I've put it one have dessicated overnight, I fill the water tower to maximum capacity and I wake up to the entire colony dead. Wouldn't  recommend their nests either.

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