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#1 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 6 2024 - 1:44 PM

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Today me, my little brother, and my friend went around flipping over rocks at the park. This one rock we nudged it a little and all of a sudden it was swarmed with fire ants. My friend managed to flip it over and there was a huge super colony underneath; we saw at least two queen ants. One of them my brother caught and the other got away. We caught some minors, workers, and soldiers. Now my brother has an ant colony!!! :yahoo:  :D


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#2 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 6 2024 - 2:47 PM

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Yay did you get any brood?


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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


#3 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted March 6 2024 - 3:24 PM

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Today me, my little brother, and my friend went around flipping over rocks at the park. This one rock we nudged it a little and all of a sudden it was swarmed with fire ants. My friend managed to flip it over and there was a huge super colony underneath; we saw at least two queen ants. One of them my brother caught and the other got away. We caught some minors, workers, and soldiers. Now my brother has an ant colony!!! :yahoo:  :D

Nice find! As long as you have workers, then I your good. You might also want to help your brother feed them at least twice every day (sugars and protein) since it’s likely a large colony that you found. Good Luck!
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Keeping:

2x - S. molesta (colonies)                1x - C. nearcticus (founding)  (y) New!

1x - C. chromaiodes (colony)           1x - C. subbarbatus (founding)  (y) New!

2x - F. pallidefulva (colonies)             1x T. sessile (mega colony)

2x - C. cerasi (founding)  workers are here!  :yahoo:

1x - B. depilis (founding but no eggs)

2x - P. imparis (colony) 2x P. imparis (founding)  Unfortunately no multi queen P. imparis colonies as all of the queens died due to fungus infection (assumed). RIP  :( 

Check out my C. nearcticus journal here: https://www.formicul...cticus-journal/

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#4 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 6 2024 - 3:31 PM

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What is the setup you are keeping them in?


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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


#5 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 6 2024 - 3:34 PM

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Just a test tube connected to an outworld


I didn't get any brood


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#6 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 6 2024 - 3:35 PM

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That is fine. Do you know the Type of Solenopsis they are?


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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


#7 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 6 2024 - 3:36 PM

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We only have around 8 ants beside the queen


no


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#8 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 6 2024 - 3:37 PM

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I would feed them once or twice a week. Maybe you can post a pic so someone can ID them.


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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


#9 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 6 2024 - 3:37 PM

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#10 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted March 6 2024 - 3:39 PM

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If they’re very small the they are S. molesta or Solonopsis molesta. The heir common name is the Thief ant (even though they dialog don’t enslave brood of other colonies like F. sangueina).

Edited by Artisan_Ants, March 6 2024 - 3:39 PM.

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Keeping:

2x - S. molesta (colonies)                1x - C. nearcticus (founding)  (y) New!

1x - C. chromaiodes (colony)           1x - C. subbarbatus (founding)  (y) New!

2x - F. pallidefulva (colonies)             1x T. sessile (mega colony)

2x - C. cerasi (founding)  workers are here!  :yahoo:

1x - B. depilis (founding but no eggs)

2x - P. imparis (colony) 2x P. imparis (founding)  Unfortunately no multi queen P. imparis colonies as all of the queens died due to fungus infection (assumed). RIP  :( 

Check out my C. nearcticus journal here: https://www.formicul...cticus-journal/

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


#11 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 6 2024 - 3:41 PM

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In the Nevada area there is also Solenopsis.amblychila


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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


#12 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted March 6 2024 - 3:41 PM

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If they’re large with darker red color, then they’re S. invicta (these species are invasive by the way, and tend to have some very annoying stings. Don’t get them in my state even though they might be around).
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Keeping:

2x - S. molesta (colonies)                1x - C. nearcticus (founding)  (y) New!

1x - C. chromaiodes (colony)           1x - C. subbarbatus (founding)  (y) New!

2x - F. pallidefulva (colonies)             1x T. sessile (mega colony)

2x - C. cerasi (founding)  workers are here!  :yahoo:

1x - B. depilis (founding but no eggs)

2x - P. imparis (colony) 2x P. imparis (founding)  Unfortunately no multi queen P. imparis colonies as all of the queens died due to fungus infection (assumed). RIP  :( 

Check out my C. nearcticus journal here: https://www.formicul...cticus-journal/

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


#13 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 6 2024 - 3:42 PM

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https://www.google.c...RhPgtfJbuBLt7M     Does it look like this? This is solenopsis amblychila.


Edited by GOCAMPONOTUS, March 6 2024 - 3:43 PM.

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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


#14 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted March 6 2024 - 3:42 PM

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In the Nevada area there is also Solenopsis.amblychila

Yeah and a bunch of other species which haven’t been fully researched in the wild.
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Keeping:

2x - S. molesta (colonies)                1x - C. nearcticus (founding)  (y) New!

1x - C. chromaiodes (colony)           1x - C. subbarbatus (founding)  (y) New!

2x - F. pallidefulva (colonies)             1x T. sessile (mega colony)

2x - C. cerasi (founding)  workers are here!  :yahoo:

1x - B. depilis (founding but no eggs)

2x - P. imparis (colony) 2x P. imparis (founding)  Unfortunately no multi queen P. imparis colonies as all of the queens died due to fungus infection (assumed). RIP  :( 

Check out my C. nearcticus journal here: https://www.formicul...cticus-journal/

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


#15 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 6 2024 - 3:45 PM

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https://www.google.c...RhPgtfJbuBLt7M      This is solenopsis Invicta. 


https://www.google.c...RhPgtfJbuBLt7M     This is solenopsis molesta.


These are fire ant types in your area to name a few.


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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


#16 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 6 2024 - 3:52 PM

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They look small-medium with dark abdomens


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#17 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 6 2024 - 3:55 PM

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Sounds like Invicta not molesta.


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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


#18 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 6 2024 - 3:56 PM

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ok


I can send pic of nest/outworld if you want


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#19 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 6 2024 - 3:57 PM

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It could also be amblychila. Amblychila or Invicta, my opinion.


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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


#20 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 6 2024 - 3:58 PM

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