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#1 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted February 22 2024 - 2:56 PM

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Does anyone have C.Ca02 or C.ocreatus or C.sansabeanus colonies? PM me. I was not able to find in the marketplace.


Edited by GOCAMPONOTUS, February 22 2024 - 2:58 PM.


Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers

I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus

#2 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted February 22 2024 - 4:09 PM

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Those are some pretty elusive species to FIND (at least from what I found) so yeah, they won’t be AS common in the Market.
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Keeping:

3x - S. molesta 

1x - C. chromaiodes

2x - F. pallidefulva

2x - C. cerasi

1x - B. depilis

2x P. imparis (colonies) 3x P. imparis queens (1x queen in test tube, 3x queens in test tube, and 6x queens in another test tube. Can't wait to see the results!)

 

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#3 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted February 22 2024 - 4:17 PM

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Yea I was not able to catch any for over 2 years (I never found any) so I was wondering if anyone on the market had some.



Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers

I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus

#4 Offline ReignofRage - Posted February 22 2024 - 4:23 PM

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Those are not elusive by anymeans... C. us-ca02 fly en masse (hundreds to thousands of queens over one area during a single flight), C. sansabeanus are very similar depending on the area. C. ocreatus is the least collected, however I find that to be due to when people go anting and not scouting out dense spots rather than the quantity released during flights - largest collection from a single C. ocreatus flight I've heard of is >40 gynes.

 

The reason they are not "common" right now, is due to them simply not flying yet. Where are you getting any of this information about elusivity? Because it's greatly erroneous.


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#5 Offline bmb1bee - Posted February 22 2024 - 6:57 PM

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Camponotus us-ca02? Wait until late March, maybe April. Everyone and their mother will be selling these, and in the dozens if not more. They're definitely not elusive; in fact they're rather widespread throughout SoCal. C. sansabeanus and ocreatus are actually available right now. Vern from www.antopiausa.com has some for sale.


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#6 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted February 22 2024 - 7:06 PM

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I'll be selling them as early as April
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Interested buying in ants? Feel free to check out my shop

Feel free to read my journals, like this one.

 

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

 

 


#7 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted February 24 2024 - 8:49 AM

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I’m just stating from what I’be seen in some ant stores. Camponotus us-CA02 tend to be pretty pricy, so I guessed that they were fairly elusive to those sellers. But yeah, they are more common when you look at the right time. I generally don’t know anything about the three species since they’re not from where I live obviously.

Keeping:

3x - S. molesta 

1x - C. chromaiodes

2x - F. pallidefulva

2x - C. cerasi

1x - B. depilis

2x P. imparis (colonies) 3x P. imparis queens (1x queen in test tube, 3x queens in test tube, and 6x queens in another test tube. Can't wait to see the results!)

 

Check out my C. chromaiodes journal here: https://www.formicul...aiodes-journal/


#8 Offline Mushu - Posted February 24 2024 - 10:34 AM

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Antopiausa has small colony of C. Sansabeanus for sale

https://www.antopiau...n5ol6mh376hb35o

 

 

Nurbs has Ca02 listed for sale but last update was Dec 17, 2023. Worth a contact.

 https://www.formicul...eens-available/


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#9 Offline bmb1bee - Posted February 24 2024 - 10:46 AM

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I’m just stating from what I’be seen in some ant stores. Camponotus us-CA02 tend to be pretty pricy, so I guessed that they were fairly elusive to those sellers. But yeah, they are more common when you look at the right time. I generally don’t know anything about the three species since they’re not from where I live obviously.

In this forum's marketplace, they're far from pricey. I usually see single queens go for $20-40, with small colonies being $35-60 or so. Pretty much typical Camponotus pricing, so they're definitely not supposed to be expensive (aside from the ant stores that you've been checking, which are clearly overpriced beyond belief if they're not within the range I mentioned).


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