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#61 Offline Jhartman001 - Posted August 28 2021 - 1:53 PM

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I need some seeds for my Pogonomyrmex would like 2 medium bags how do I order sorry new to group
I need some seeds for my Pogonomyrmex would like 2 medium bags how do I order sorry new to group

#62 Offline NancyZamora4991 - Posted August 28 2021 - 1:55 PM

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go to his profile and press "send me a message" then tell him what you need


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#63 Offline antsriondel - Posted December 18 2021 - 3:53 PM

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drew, how much would one of your nests cost without the accessories cost all together???


Edited by antsriondel, December 18 2021 - 3:54 PM.


#64 Offline dspdrew - Posted December 26 2021 - 11:03 PM

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drew, how much would one of your nests cost without the accessories cost all together???

 

You're going to have to be more specific.



#65 Offline CAantz - Posted January 12 2023 - 1:20 PM

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Could I use the starter formicarium for Acromyrmex Versicolor?



#66 Offline dspdrew - Posted January 12 2023 - 1:23 PM

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If you're talking about my start formicarium, no. I have some that are designed for Acromyrmex though. They have a larger hydration tile.



#67 Offline CAantz - Posted January 12 2023 - 5:56 PM

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Okay

#68 Offline Katakros8 - Posted March 1 2023 - 3:35 PM

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Are any of the large dirt boxes available?

#69 Offline antperson24 - Posted March 1 2023 - 6:49 PM

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I might buy a "Dirt Box" this summer, they look really nice!


Why keep ants that aren't found in your yard?

There are so many cool ants right were you live!

 

I strongly disagree with the keeping/buying of ants that are not found in your area. 

 


#70 Offline dspdrew - Posted March 1 2023 - 11:25 PM

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I'm not making any Dirt Box nests at the moment. I started slightly redesigning a few of the features, but then got too busy with other things. I'll eventually continue making them. Right now all I have are used ones I am willing to sell.



#71 Offline antperson24 - Posted March 2 2023 - 4:56 AM

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I'm not making any Dirt Box nests at the moment. I started slightly redesigning a few of the features, but then got too busy with other things. I'll eventually continue making them. Right now all I have are used ones I am willing to sell.

Okay, it will probably be sometime in July anyway.


Why keep ants that aren't found in your yard?

There are so many cool ants right were you live!

 

I strongly disagree with the keeping/buying of ants that are not found in your area. 

 


#72 Offline Katakros8 - Posted March 2 2023 - 6:22 AM

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I'm not making any Dirt Box nests at the moment. I started slightly redesigning a few of the features, but then got too busy with other things. I'll eventually continue making them. Right now all I have are used ones I am willing to sell.


Ok I was asking because I was looking to get your seed mix for my Pogonomyrmex but needed to meet the minimum. I would still be interested if you had a large used one as I'm looking to get some Myrmecocystus soon and want a good home for them.

#73 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted March 2 2023 - 8:34 AM

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I'd recommend THA products for Myrmecocystus, but I think dirt boxes would be fine, as it is their natural environment.

Interested buying in ants? Feel free to check out my shop

Feel free to read my journals, like this one.

 

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#74 Offline Katakros8 - Posted March 2 2023 - 9:03 AM

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I'd recommend THA products for Myrmecocystus, but I think dirt boxes would be fine, as it is their natural environment.


That was my thoughts about it, plus I always lean torwards naturalistic but I'm deviating too much so ill create a separate thread somewhere about it

#75 Offline dspdrew - Posted March 3 2023 - 5:57 AM

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I can tell you Myrmecocystus do great in these nests. The only thing is it's hard to see them of course. I would really only recommend Dirt Boxes if you are specifically wanting to watch the ants dig their own nest.


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#76 Offline Katakros8 - Posted March 3 2023 - 6:51 AM

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I appreciate the input, still in the gathering materials/nest phase so I have some time.





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