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BugFinder's Pogonomyrmex Californicus


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#161 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted December 12 2019 - 4:15 PM

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He hasn’t been active in over four years...
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#162 Offline BugFinder - Posted January 29 2020 - 12:06 PM

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HI guys!  In 2015 I had to move out of my place into a much smaller place.  I had to re-home my active colonies, my Pogonomyrmex colony and a couple of tetramorium colonies, and I put all of my vacant formicaria and other supplies in storage, and haven't been able to keep ants since.  

 

During the last 4 years I quit my job and started a business, and I am just barely making it on the income from my business alone.  I'm hoping to be able to move my family into a bigger place next year and get back into ant keeping.  I love photographing insects, and i really loved keeping this ant journal.  I've made a couple of really good friends through ant keeping - and I'm really looking forward to getting back into the hobby.


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“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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#163 Offline dspdrew - Posted January 29 2020 - 12:52 PM

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Long time no see.


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#164 Offline BugFinder - Posted January 29 2020 - 2:23 PM

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I'm glad to be back!  I've missed you guys!


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

 

My Journals:

Camponotus sansabeanus

Tetramorium (sp)

Pogonomyrmex Californicus

My Ant Goals!


#165 Offline Broncos - Posted February 4 2020 - 9:26 AM

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Sooo are the ants alive... I'm kinda mixed up


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Pogonomyrmex Californicus Bicolor & Concolor

Pogonomyrmex Subnitidius

Camponotus US CA-02

Formica Francoeuri

Veromessor Pergandei

Novomessor Cockorelli

Solenopsis xyloni & molesta

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#166 Offline BugFinder - Posted April 25 2020 - 12:25 PM

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Sooo are the ants alive... I'm kinda mixed up

Unlike AirConditioner, I didn't release them or kill them off.  My colonies were given away to fellow anters, so they could continue to be enjoyed by others.  Because of that move i lost a species I loved (P. Californicus) in a formicarium that I loved (Drews dirt box). 

 

It made me so sad to get rid of those ants.  But it had to be done.  I'm working on getting Drew to sell me another dirt box now lol.  Maybe another Californiacus colony to go with it ;)


Edited by BugFinder, April 25 2020 - 12:27 PM.

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

 

My Journals:

Camponotus sansabeanus

Tetramorium (sp)

Pogonomyrmex Californicus

My Ant Goals!


#167 Offline ponerinecat - Posted April 25 2020 - 12:39 PM

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For a second i read this as Pseudomyrmex californicus. Perhaps I need help... :lol:


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#168 Offline T.C. - Posted April 26 2020 - 12:25 AM

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EDIT: IGNORE THIS 


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