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Formica pallidefulva queens for sale, Illinois, US

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#1 Offline invjang - Posted August 22 2018 - 11:19 AM

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I have several formica pallidefulva quees with a few workers in test tubes.

If you want to buy, please let me know. Asking price is $30 per queen + shipping/handling cost.


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#2 Offline EluTree - Posted September 24 2018 - 4:37 PM

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I’m in Illinois and would be very interested if still available. Where in Illinois are you located?

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#3 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted October 12 2018 - 6:22 PM

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I wish I could have them...  :(



#4 Offline Da_NewAntOnTheBlock - Posted November 3 2019 - 1:16 PM

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@invjang, please read forum rule 8. Thanks!

There is a important time for everything, important place for everyone, an important person for everybody, and an important ant for each and every ant keeper and myrmecologist alike


#5 Offline AWP - Posted December 9 2019 - 1:24 PM

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Hello. Would it be possible to buy some ants (not a queen, at this point) from someone on this forum? The mail-based standard route is out of the question because of the temperature. 

 

I live in Naperville and will be happy to drive to get them. 

 

Thanks. 



#6 Offline Mdrogun - Posted December 9 2019 - 11:15 PM

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Hello. Would it be possible to buy some ants (not a queen, at this point) from someone on this forum? The mail-based standard route is out of the question because of the temperature. 

 

I live in Naperville and will be happy to drive to get them. 

 

Thanks. 

Hey, how's it going! I also live in Naperville, haha  :lol: . Unfortunately, pretty much any local ants you buy this time of year are going to be hibernating, and thus won't do the digging I'm speculating that you want. The weather we've had is plenty warm for online ants. As long as it's like ~40F or above, they'll be fine. Even though the ants you order online are from a warmer climate than we have, they are still from an American climate, and have some level of cold resistance.


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#7 Offline AWP - Posted December 10 2019 - 10:40 AM

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Hello. Would it be possible to buy some ants (not a queen, at this point) from someone on this forum? The mail-based standard route is out of the question because of the temperature. 

 

I live in Naperville and will be happy to drive to get them. 

 

Thanks. 

Hey, how's it going! I also live in Naperville, haha  :lol: . Unfortunately, pretty much any local ants you buy this time of year are going to be hibernating, and thus won't do the digging I'm speculating that you want. The weather we've had is plenty warm for online ants. As long as it's like ~40F or above, they'll be fine. Even though the ants you order online are from a warmer climate than we have, they are still from an American climate, and have some level of cold resistance.

 

 

Hey Mdrogun, and thanks for your response! Are you sure that it's warm enough to get them through the mail? The website says that their "arrive alive guarantee" is null and void lower than 40 and the highs from now until christmas are lots of 20s and 30s. 

 

I'd be willing to roll the dice on this if you think they could make it, but I'd hate for them to freeze to death needlessly. Is it really true that everyone who has an active indoor ant farm will have hybernating ants this time of year? There's no one around from whom I could buy a handful? 

 

Thanks for any advice you can give me. 



#8 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted December 22 2019 - 8:24 AM

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Any native species, will need hibernation this time of year in Illinois, unless they are in reverse hibernation. You could still buy something, but the ants won’t do much of anything till spring,





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