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#1 Offline americanantsupply - Posted April 4 2024 - 5:08 PM

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Hi!
 
We're George and Zach, and we're the founders of American Ant Supply. We're a new ant supply shop started this year, and we're trying to make ant-keeping more accessible for everyone.
 
We are based in Nashville, Tennessee, and are associated with Canada Ant Colony. American Ant Supply is run by ant-keepers with years of experience with introducing ant-keeping to the world. Currently, we think that the biggest barrier in ant-keeping is the knowledge gap and the lack of assistance at the start of the hobby. Our goal is to break down the barriers in knowledge and cost to get into the hobby. 
 
We'll provide the best care, stepping you through each stage of your ant-keeping journey with live chat, emails, and by phone. Currently, our offerings are a bit bare, but you'll see a lot more coming in the next few weeks and months!
 
At the moment, we're also the primary distributor of nests for Esthetic Ants in the United States for both wholesale and retail purposes.
 
We are also supplied with ant keeping essentials, including:
  • Sunburst Nectar: A shelf stable sucrose solution formulated for optimal receptivity among many ant species
  • Liquid Feeders: Small and sturdy gravity-assisted liquid feeder designed especially with ants in mind
  • ByFormica Fluon: Draws invisible lines on plastics, glass, and metals that most climbing insects can not cross
 
Visit us at American Ant Supply!

Edited by americanantsupply, May 14 2024 - 2:19 PM.

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#2 Offline americanantsupply - Posted April 4 2024 - 5:11 PM

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Ant Colonies
Species for which we have permits (This also means we will buy them)

- Aphaenogaster picea
- Aphaenogaster rudis
- Aphaenogaster tennesseensis
- Camponotus castaneus
- Camponotus chromaiodes
- Camponotus decipiens

- Camponotus pennsylvanicus

- Crematogaster cerasi + lineolata
- Crematogaster laeviuscula
- Formica argentea + subsericea
- Formica incerta + pallidefulva
- Lasius americanus + neoniger
- Pheidole bicarinata
- Pheidole dentata
- Pheidole morrisii
- Pheidole pilifera
- Pogonomyrmex badius
- Solenopsis xyloni
- Trachymyrmex septentrionalis
- Dorymyrmex flavus


Camponotus decipiens

$38.00 - Queen

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Formicaria

Esthetic Ants Nests

Small Mesh Nest

16.49 - Nest Only
22.99 - Nest + Outworld
28.99 - Nest + Decorated Outworld

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Medium Mesh Nest

29.49 - Nest Only

38.99 - Nest + Outworld
44.49 - Nest + Decorated Outworld
 

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Large Mesh Nest

38.49 - Nest Only

46.99 - Nest + Outworld
52.99 - Nest + Decorated Outworld
 

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Small Ytong Nest (A and B )

24.99 - Nest Only
34.49 - Nest + Outworld
38.99 - Nest + Decorated Outworld

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Medium Ytong Nest (A and B )

32.99 - Nest Only
40.49 - Nest + Outworld
45.49 - Nest + Decorated Outworld
 

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Large Ytong Nest (A and B )

44.49 - Nest Only
55.99 - Nest + Outworld
65.49 - Nest + Decorated Outworld
 

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Edited by americanantsupply, April 4 2024 - 5:51 PM.

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#3 Offline futurebird - Posted April 4 2024 - 5:26 PM

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Oh thank god I've been trying to get this nest for my Camponotus nicobarensis (they have a small one that's similar and love it more than any other nest including wood, cork and plaster...) but right now like half of them are living in a sand castle slum they made for themselves in their outworld... so I hope this will get them back in their nest. 

 

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But I couldn't find it in stock anywhere. Have you considered carrying:

 

* urea powder (nutrition supplement for camponotus) It's cheap but comes in one pound bags and antkeepers only need like a tablespoon full.

* small glass tubes like these for water feeding: https://www.aliexpre...5418766388.html(sold in sets of 50 and that's too many)


Starting this July I'm posting videos of my ants every week on youTube.

I like to make relaxing videos that capture the joy of watching ants.

If that sounds like your kind of thing... follow me >here<


#4 Offline Locness - Posted April 4 2024 - 5:36 PM

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Good to see ytong products for Americans!

#5 Offline americanantsupply - Posted April 4 2024 - 5:39 PM

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Oh thank god I've been trying to get this nest for my Camponotus nicobarensis (they have a small one that's similar and love it more than any other nest including wood, cork and plaster...) but right now like half of them are living in a sand castle slum they made for themselves in their outworld... so I hope this will get them back in their nest. 

 

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But I couldn't find it in stock anywhere. Have you considered carrying:

 

* urea powder (nutrition supplement for camponotus) It's cheap but comes in one pound bags and antkeepers only need like a tablespoon full.

* small glass tubes like these for water feeding: https://www.aliexpre...5418766388.html(sold in sets of 50 and that's too many)

Right now our focus is getting all the core products in (fluon, soft tweezers, outworlds) 

That said, we should be able to get those feeders and urea powder setup pretty easily


If you want guidance into the world of ant-keeping, visit our website at https://americanantsupply.com!


#6 Offline Vern530 - Posted April 5 2024 - 4:20 AM

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Do you guys have permits to ship ants across state lines? Or around US?
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#7 Offline americanantsupply - Posted April 5 2024 - 6:36 AM

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Do you guys have permits to ship ants across state lines? Or around US?

Yes! But at the moment, we only have permits for the species indicated above in the second post.

 

Here's the link to them:

 

https://drive.google...1P?usp=sharing 


If you want guidance into the world of ant-keeping, visit our website at https://americanantsupply.com!


#8 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted April 5 2024 - 7:10 AM

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do you have permits for california?



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 americanantsupply - Posted April 5 2024 - 7:21 AM

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do you have permits for california?

For the following species:

Crematogaster laeviuscula
Crematogaster lineolata
Dorymyrmex flavus
Formica argentea
Lasius americanus/neoniger
Pheidole bicarinata
Pheidole pilifera
Solenopsis xyloni

We'll be working on more availability to the west coast, unfortunately because we're mainly dealing with Tennessee natives right now, it will be difficult till we move out.

If you want guidance into the world of ant-keeping, visit our website at https://americanantsupply.com!


#10 Offline futurebird - Posted April 24 2024 - 3:18 AM

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OMG they love it! But I need to buy another. They filled this one up already. How many of them were there living in that sand pile in the outworld... my god.

 

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#11 Offline T.C. - Posted April 29 2024 - 9:02 AM

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Looks good. Just put in an order. If all goes well with that I will place another.
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#12 Offline americanantsupply - Posted April 29 2024 - 10:57 AM

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OMG they love it! But I need to buy another. They filled this one up already. How many of them were there living in that sand pile in the outworld... my god.

 

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Awesome to hear! We actually sent a follow up email as well, one of our cofounders wants to talk to our clients a bit more to figure our how we can improve the store :)

Mini Announcement
We should get some plaster nests and FORANTO wood nests in stock soon!

Also, we'll have a couple additional Camponotus species on sale in a couple days too for the east coast


If you want guidance into the world of ant-keeping, visit our website at https://americanantsupply.com!


#13 Offline americanantsupply - Posted May 14 2024 - 2:38 PM

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Hi again!

 

As promised, we have a new stock update! First off, we have FORANTO wood nests incoming. These are some of the most aesthetically pleasing wood formicaria in the market, and are particularly suitable for wood nesting ants that require no internal nest humidity, such as Carpenter Ant species. We will also be re-stocking on hydration chambers, so keep an eye out for more updates!

 

We also have a variety of carpenter ant species now in stock:

  • Chestnut Carpenter Ants: beautiful ants with bright orange coloring who also happen to be one of the largest ant species in North America. They form large colonies, but are typically timid, coming out only at night in mixed forests and savannah.
  • Rusty Carpenter Ants: a large ant found across much of the Eastern United States. They are polymorphic, producing a large soldier caste as well as smaller nurse workers. These ants often nest in rotting logs, with some chambers extending into the soil. They are a great beginner species.
  • Bicolor Carpenter Ants: a small arboreal carpenter ant from the United States. They can be distinguished by the red head and thorax, and the black abdomen. These carpenter ants are on the smaller side, with queens ranging from 9mm - 12 mm and workers ranging from 5mm - 11 mm.

Also, if you are interested in video content all about ants, follow our friends over at Down the Ant Hill on facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Youtube, or X (formerly Twitter). 

 

Talk Soon!


Edited by americanantsupply, May 14 2024 - 2:40 PM.

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#14 Offline americanantsupply - Posted May 14 2024 - 2:40 PM

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Hi again!

 

As promised, we have a new stock update! First off, we have FORANTO wood nests incoming. These are some of the most aesthetically pleasing wood formicaria in the market, and are particularly suitable for wood nesting ants that require no internal nest humidity, such as Carpenter Ant species. We will also be re-stocking on hydration chambers, so keep an eye out for more updates!

 

We also have a variety of carpenter ant species now in stock:

  • Chestnut Carpenter Ants: beautiful ants with bright orange coloring who also happen to be one of the largest ant species in North America. They form large colonies, but are typically timid, coming out only at night in mixed forests and savannah.
  • Rusty Carpenter Ants: a large ant found across much of the Eastern United States. They are polymorphic, producing a large soldier caste as well as smaller nurse workers. These ants often nest in rotting logs, with some chambers extending into the soil. They are a great beginner species.
  • Bicolor Carpenter Ants: a small arboreal carpenter ant from the United States. They can be distinguished by the red head and thorax, and the black abdomen. These carpenter ants are on the smaller side, with queens ranging from 9mm - 12 mm and workers ranging from 5mm - 11 mm.

Also, if you are interested in video content all about ants, follow our friends over at Down the Ant Hill on facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Youtube, or X (formerly Twitter). 

 

Talk Soon!


 


Edited by americanantsupply, May 17 2024 - 8:46 PM.

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