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Nurbs Ant Antporium [Queens/Colonies for sale, LA, CA]

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#301 Offline M_Ants - Posted May 31 2020 - 9:01 PM

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Hibernation?


Solenopsis molesta- a bunch

Solenopsis xyloni- a bunch

Pogonomyrmex californicus-2 

Pheidole sp.


#302 Online JenC - Posted May 31 2020 - 11:58 PM

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They hibernate.


Current Colonies:
1x Camponotus Vicinus (3 Workers)

Single Queens:
3x Camponotus Clarithorax
4x Camponotus Maritimus
5x Camponotus Ca02
7x Camponotus Sansabeanus
1x Myrmecocustus Testaceus
3x Prenolepis Imparis

#303 Offline nurbs - Posted June 3 2020 - 12:21 AM

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Listing updated. Two queen poly us-ca02 available as well as others  :)


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Camponotus us-ca02
https://www.formicul...onotus-us-ca02/

 

Unidentified Formica

https://www.formicul...l-ca-6-27-2020/

 

Undescribed "Modoc"

https://www.formicul...l-ca-6-27-2020/

 

Camponotus or Colobopsis yogi:

https://www.formicul...a-ca-1-28-2018/
 
Pencil Case and Test Tube Formicariums
https://www.formicul...m-and-outworld/
 
Bloodworm Soup
https://www.formicul...bloodworm-soup/


#304 Offline ghoguma - Posted June 9 2020 - 11:54 PM

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Hey Nurb, didn't see your post about two queen poly us-ca02 lol

is it still available ? 


Colony
Camponotus US-CA02 1 Queen <30 Workers
Camponotus Querciocola 1 Queen <10 Workers
Camponotus Sansabeanus  1 Queen <20 workers
 
 
Founding Stage - Single Queen
Camponotus Vicinus x3
Camponotus Modoc x2

#305 Offline nurbs - Posted June 10 2020 - 8:31 AM

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Yes,  available. Do you live in CA? Have you purchased from me before? Message or contact me for details. 

 

 

Hey Nurb, didn't see your post about two queen poly us-ca02 lol

is it still available ? 


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Camponotus us-ca02
https://www.formicul...onotus-us-ca02/

 

Unidentified Formica

https://www.formicul...l-ca-6-27-2020/

 

Undescribed "Modoc"

https://www.formicul...l-ca-6-27-2020/

 

Camponotus or Colobopsis yogi:

https://www.formicul...a-ca-1-28-2018/
 
Pencil Case and Test Tube Formicariums
https://www.formicul...m-and-outworld/
 
Bloodworm Soup
https://www.formicul...bloodworm-soup/


#306 Online TechAnt - Posted June 21 2020 - 9:53 AM

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Nurbs, those Honeypots are REALLY expensive. I’d buy them but they just cost so much.
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Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Pheidole californica ~200 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~a batch of pupae and 5 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)

Non-Ants:
A bunch of fish ~50 fish

Ants Wanted:
Myrmecocystus sp. and Acromyrmex sp.


#307 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted June 23 2020 - 10:04 PM

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Nurbs, those Honeypots are REALLY expensive. I’d buy them but they just cost so much.


For the amount of effort it takes to actually catch and rear honeypots, I would definitely say his prices for them are justified. Anting for and keeping pots is no cheap endeavor, both time and budget wise.

#308 Offline nurbs - Posted June 24 2020 - 12:42 AM

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Nurbs, those Honeypots are REALLY expensive. I’d buy them but they just cost so much.

 

If you only knew how much time and effort I put into rearing them, you'll realize it's not. Everyone assumes I make a profit from selling ants. I don't. It just pays for the hobby.


Instagram:
nurbsants
 
YouTube
 
California Ants for Sale
 
Camponotus us-ca02
https://www.formicul...onotus-us-ca02/

 

Unidentified Formica

https://www.formicul...l-ca-6-27-2020/

 

Undescribed "Modoc"

https://www.formicul...l-ca-6-27-2020/

 

Camponotus or Colobopsis yogi:

https://www.formicul...a-ca-1-28-2018/
 
Pencil Case and Test Tube Formicariums
https://www.formicul...m-and-outworld/
 
Bloodworm Soup
https://www.formicul...bloodworm-soup/


#309 Online TechAnt - Posted June 24 2020 - 7:30 AM

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Nurbs, those Honeypots are REALLY expensive. I’d buy them but they just cost so much.

 
If you only knew how much time and effort I put into rearing them, you'll realize it's not. Everyone assumes I make a profit from selling ants. I don't. It just pays for the hobby.
I know honeypots are really hard to care for because of the fact that they can be easily stressed, require heating, proper and specific food and hydration, easily die in shipping, and can just die for no reason. I’m just saying that price is above my budget, and I never said you are making a profit from this.

Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Pheidole californica ~200 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~a batch of pupae and 5 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)

Non-Ants:
A bunch of fish ~50 fish

Ants Wanted:
Myrmecocystus sp. and Acromyrmex sp.


#310 Offline ghoguma - Posted June 25 2020 - 8:20 AM

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Nurbs, those Honeypots are REALLY expensive. I’d buy them but they just cost so much.

 
If you only knew how much time and effort I put into rearing them, you'll realize it's not. Everyone assumes I make a profit from selling ants. I don't. It just pays for the hobby.
I know honeypots are really hard to care for because of the fact that they can be easily stressed, require heating, proper and specific food and hydration, easily die in shipping, and can just die for no reason. I’m just saying that price is above my budget, and I never said you are making a profit from this.

 

If it was over your budget and you know his price is justified idk whole point of mentioning he has them for "high" price. I talked to Nurb about honeypot ants as well but he did told me why price was set at those price and I totally understood. Chance of honeypot ants to actually develop into colony is less than 50% successful rate based on my research. If you want some lower budget honey pot ants, check andrew's posting. he has other honey pot ants on founding stage colony for sale for prob within your budget. (not mexicanus though) 


Edited by ghoguma, June 25 2020 - 11:17 AM.

Colony
Camponotus US-CA02 1 Queen <30 Workers
Camponotus Querciocola 1 Queen <10 Workers
Camponotus Sansabeanus  1 Queen <20 workers
 
 
Founding Stage - Single Queen
Camponotus Vicinus x3
Camponotus Modoc x2

#311 Online TechAnt - Posted June 25 2020 - 9:36 AM

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Nurbs, those Honeypots are REALLY expensive. I’d buy them but they just cost so much.


If you only knew how much time and effort I put into rearing them, you'll realize it's not. Everyone assumes I make a profit from selling ants. I don't. It just pays for the hobby.
I know honeypots are really hard to care for because of the fact that they can be easily stressed, require heating, proper and specific food and hydration, easily die in shipping, and can just die for no reason. I’m just saying that price is above my budget, and I never said you are making a profit from this.
If it was over your budget and you know his price is justified idk whole point of mentioning he has them for high price. I talked to Nurb about honeypot ants as well but he did to me why price was set at those price and I totally understood. Chance of honeypot ants to actually develop into colony is less than 50% successful rate based on my research. If you want some lower budget honey pot ants, check andrew's posting. he has other honey pot ants founding stage colony for sale for prob within your budget. (not mexicanus though)
I did check on Drew’s page, a bunch of his honeypots died he told me in a PM.

And yeah I see now that my post was pretty pointless. I think I just was a little annoyed after searching for about a month for Honeypots I got nothing..

Sorry Nurbs, I apologize and I hope you will forgive me.

Edited by TechAnt, June 25 2020 - 9:39 AM.

Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Pheidole californica ~200 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~a batch of pupae and 5 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)

Non-Ants:
A bunch of fish ~50 fish

Ants Wanted:
Myrmecocystus sp. and Acromyrmex sp.


#312 Offline nurbs - Posted June 25 2020 - 10:05 AM

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The honeypots up for sale are very stable. I do not just sell them at an early stage with a few workers, where the queen or the colony is still in that critical stage of survival.

 

It's one of the many reasons they cost the way they do vs. other species. I'm not going to sell you a colony which might die. The weaker queens which don't do well are weeded out, and once the colony stabilizes, they are put up for sale. 

 

Last night I checked on this season's M. testaceus, M. wheeleri, and M. mendax.

 

A few M. testaceus will be up for sale without a THA setup which you will need eventually. They will be priced around $150. M. wheeleri and M. mendax will be a much higher pricepoint.

 

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Instagram:
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YouTube
 
California Ants for Sale
 
Camponotus us-ca02
https://www.formicul...onotus-us-ca02/

 

Unidentified Formica

https://www.formicul...l-ca-6-27-2020/

 

Undescribed "Modoc"

https://www.formicul...l-ca-6-27-2020/

 

Camponotus or Colobopsis yogi:

https://www.formicul...a-ca-1-28-2018/
 
Pencil Case and Test Tube Formicariums
https://www.formicul...m-and-outworld/
 
Bloodworm Soup
https://www.formicul...bloodworm-soup/


#313 Offline Ftorres - Posted June 25 2020 - 11:54 AM

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Looking forward to see them available!!!
Thanks

#314 Offline FSTP - Posted June 25 2020 - 2:27 PM

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are these Myrmecocystus shippable?



#315 Offline nurbs - Posted June 25 2020 - 2:43 PM

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are these Myrmecocystus shippable?

 

Sorry, pickup only. They are fragile ants.


Instagram:
nurbsants
 
YouTube
 
California Ants for Sale
 
Camponotus us-ca02
https://www.formicul...onotus-us-ca02/

 

Unidentified Formica

https://www.formicul...l-ca-6-27-2020/

 

Undescribed "Modoc"

https://www.formicul...l-ca-6-27-2020/

 

Camponotus or Colobopsis yogi:

https://www.formicul...a-ca-1-28-2018/
 
Pencil Case and Test Tube Formicariums
https://www.formicul...m-and-outworld/
 
Bloodworm Soup
https://www.formicul...bloodworm-soup/


#316 Offline BugFinder - Posted June 25 2020 - 8:53 PM

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At some point in the future when you have more available would you be willing to stretch your radius restriction slightly? like out to 220 miles? I'm in fresno Area....

 

You lot tons of good anting areas in the Fresno area my friend.


“If an ant carries an object a hundred times its weight, you can carry burdens many times your size.”  ― Matshona Dhliwayo

 

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Camponotus sansabeanus

Tetramorium (sp)

Pogonomyrmex Californicus

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#317 Offline nurbs - Posted July 4 2020 - 12:08 PM

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Myrmecocystus testaceus and wheeleri SEASON 2020 now available!!!

 

CHECK ORIGINAL POST FOR ALL UPDATED LISTINGS

 

 

  • Species: Myrmecocystus testaceus (bright yellow workers, dark colored queen, no hibernation)
  • Colony Size: Queen and 5+ workers with DETAILED CARE SHEET
  • Housing: Custom Formicarium (Will need THA or similar soon)
  • Price: $150 USD
  • # of Colonies: 3
  • Species: Myrmecocystus wheeleri (bright red and orange, rare, no hibernation)
  • Colony Size: Queen and 5+ workers with DETAILED CARE SHEET, season 2020
  • Housing: Custom Formicarium (Will need THA or similar soon)
  • Price: $200 USD
  • # of Colonies: 3

 

Comes in a pencil case setup. These will eventually require a THA nest or something similar. I have decided to sell these without a THA because many of you have requested it. Limited quantities.

 

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Veromessor pergandei NINE QUEENS also available! Two available.

 

 

  • Species: Veromessor pergandie True Polygynous NINE QUEENS (no hibernation, medium, shiny black, polymorphic, harvester)
  • Colony Size: Nine Queens and 50+ workers
  • Housing: Custom Formicarium V 2.0
  • Price: SALE $250 USD was $350
  • # of Colonies: 2

 

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California Ants for Sale
 
Camponotus us-ca02
https://www.formicul...onotus-us-ca02/

 

Unidentified Formica

https://www.formicul...l-ca-6-27-2020/

 

Undescribed "Modoc"

https://www.formicul...l-ca-6-27-2020/

 

Camponotus or Colobopsis yogi:

https://www.formicul...a-ca-1-28-2018/
 
Pencil Case and Test Tube Formicariums
https://www.formicul...m-and-outworld/
 
Bloodworm Soup
https://www.formicul...bloodworm-soup/


#318 Online TechAnt - Posted July 4 2020 - 12:09 PM

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Nice!

Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Pheidole californica ~200 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~a batch of pupae and 5 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)

Non-Ants:
A bunch of fish ~50 fish

Ants Wanted:
Myrmecocystus sp. and Acromyrmex sp.


#319 Offline Ftorres - Posted July 4 2020 - 1:13 PM

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PM sent

#320 Offline AntsDakota - Posted July 4 2020 - 1:45 PM

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If I ever got a PPQ526 permit, Veromessor would be on my list.......


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