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YsTheAnt's Ant Adoption (San Jose, CA)

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#1 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 20 2018 - 11:42 PM

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Hello, and welcome to my ant adoption. I have the following species for sale, all native to CA.

 

For photos of my ants, check out my Instagram: @tangs.and.ants

Shipping available within California

 

Most small orders will have a $10 shipping cost, within CA only OR valid PPQ-526 Permit.

 

Specials:

 

Queens (Test tube, no workers):

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Colonies (1+ fertile queens and workers)

  • Species: Pogonomyrmex rugosus (Large, red-black stinging harvester ants, no hibernation!)
  • Colony Size: Queen and 1-5 Workers
  • Housing: Test tube
  • Price: $45
  • # of Colonies: 4
  • Species: Pogonomyrmex subnitidus (Polygynous Red Harvester Ants!)
  • Colony Size: 5 Queens and 30+ Workers
  • Housing: Test tube setup with outworld
  • Price: $90
  • # of Colonies: 3

Other critters:

 

  • Armadillidium maculatum x10 individuals start culture - $15 for 1 culture, 3 for $40

 

 

If you would like to purchase, please PM me and I will do my best respond within 24 hours.

 

No refunds provided.


Edited by YsTheAnt, October 25 2021 - 7:53 AM.

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#2 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted April 22 2018 - 10:39 AM

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Yes... YsCC incoming

 

I feel like buying it... pricing is definitely good.


Edited by sirjordanncurtis, April 22 2018 - 10:42 AM.


#3 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 22 2018 - 11:35 AM

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Lol let me know if you want to. I'll have many more queens available soon, I'm hoping for a big flight in my area today and tomorrow.

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#4 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted April 29 2018 - 8:59 PM

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Do u have price ranges for the ants you catch in the future? (Ik it's hard to determine price given unknown collection amounts/details, but are there rough estimates for each species? [from what isn't listed above])



#5 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 29 2018 - 9:37 PM

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Depends on how many I catch. I will probably have pogonomyrmex available this year.

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#6 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted May 25 2018 - 4:03 PM

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Update?


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#7 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted May 25 2018 - 5:07 PM

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Soon! Not many heatwaves yet, so no flights. I did catch some Pogonomyrmex, I will sell them later this year. I'll catch more during their next flight to sell. Expect more in the next month.

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#8 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted May 25 2018 - 5:19 PM

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Upfdate?

Actually I'll add one colony:

Camponotus clarithorax (Five Queen Polygeny!)
1+ workers and brood
Test tube
$250
(SOLD)

Edited by YsTheAnt, June 12 2018 - 12:30 PM.

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#9 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted May 29 2018 - 11:15 AM

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More for sale soon! I have been catching quite the number of queens the past few days. In one month I should have some:
- Tetramorium immigrans
- Maybe some pheidole
- Solenopsis molesta

I also am adding one more colony:

Mononomorium Sp.
1 queen and 5+ workers
Test tube
$45

Oh, and reducing the price for the clarithorax to 250 :).

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#10 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted May 31 2018 - 6:59 AM

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Adding 4 Tetramorium queens, 15/ea :).

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#11 Offline EthanNgo678 - Posted July 6 2018 - 7:22 PM

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if you have  Solenopsis molesta soon i will be willing to adopt a colony, this has been my dream species.



#12 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted July 7 2018 - 8:26 PM

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if you have Solenopsis molesta soon i will be willing to adopt a colony, this has been my dream species.

I do actually have some queens with brood. Let me know if you want them.

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#13 Offline Saftron - Posted July 27 2018 - 10:08 PM

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Any updates on Pogonomyrmex going up for sale???

Keeping: 2 Tetramorium queens, 1 Camponotus Sansabeanus, 1 Camponotus Clarithorax

Dream Species: Camponotus, Pogonomyrmex or Myrmecocystus.

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#14 Offline Saftron - Posted July 27 2018 - 10:14 PM

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Pogonomyrmex are my dream species and if I’m not able to get ahold of that I’d also love to keep Camponotus.

Keeping: 2 Tetramorium queens, 1 Camponotus Sansabeanus, 1 Camponotus Clarithorax

Dream Species: Camponotus, Pogonomyrmex or Myrmecocystus.

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#15 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted July 28 2018 - 3:47 AM

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I will have Pogonomyrmex this fall, during their next flight. I will also be adding a colony of C. quercicola, with majors/super majors for $100 soon. The price is high because of how far I had to go to catch them, and how rare they are (7 queens this entire season), at least for me to catch.

I will probably have queens in September or October of Pogonomyrmex if I catch enough, and colonies a month or two after (if all goes according to plan)

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#16 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted July 28 2018 - 3:50 AM

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Also, Pogonomyrmex will be around 15-20 dollars per queen in Fall.

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#17 Offline Antking123 - Posted August 7 2018 - 5:06 PM

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Do you know what species of pogonomyrmex cause there seems to be quite alot in California with varying colors and behaviors. 



#18 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted August 7 2018 - 7:58 PM

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Yes, Pogonomyrmex in the occidentalis subgenus (or group, can never get remember the proper classification). Mostly P. subdentatus, but I will probably get more since the spot I look for them at is quite diverse in Pogonomyrmex.

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#19 Offline Rstheant - Posted March 12 2019 - 2:59 PM

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Add you have too drive. Thanks for the Liometopum, they are exploding in workers, I’ll need a new formicarium!
You want to catch some Camponotus this weekend if conditions permit?

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#20 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted March 21 2019 - 10:19 AM

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I want the Prenolepis... :(





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