Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

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Mowteam
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Re: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

Post: # 16782Post Mowteam
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:38 pm

MichaelJones wrote:First off, I lost count on how many people here are from, Arizona lol. Secondly, Mowteam he's talking about Barfdog. He said he would be selling queen ants soon and just like AntLove4ever, I'm also interested in buying a queen ant, that is if I dont find one myself. Lastly, this is forum is to let people know he will soon be selling ants and discuss things on that topic. Anything else can be posted here for anyone who is starting an ant colony in Arizona. viewtopic.php?f=26&t=2624&p=16736#p16736
Sorry I'll post questions on the other forum. Also I'm interested in buying a queen from you barfdog.

MichaelJones
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Location: Arizona

Re: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

Post: # 16783Post MichaelJones
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:21 pm

Sorry I keep bugging you, but barfdog also noted earlier, that he checks this every few days and he reads every post that he missed. So dont expect an immediate response, and just give him some time. I myself am still waiting for a response from him. Consider me like a moderator for him while he is gone :P (Though I dont feel like I'm in any position for that title)

Barfdog
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Location: Phoenix Arizona

Re: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

Post: # 16786Post Barfdog
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:37 am

AntLove4Ever wrote:Yippee! I have been looking for an Arizona GAN farmer for ages! I also live in the Phoenix area and would be interested in purchasing ants from you.

Would you mind sending me an email when you have ants available? If you email me I can give you my phone number but I'd rather not post my number here.

My email is: lucash10@icloud.com

Glad to see the threads exploding with people that live in AZ. So I'll be going through the GAN project but if let's say for some reason it take awhile to set up we can just go through email. So I'll absolutely let you guys know if I have anything. If you are in Arizona, I encourage you to join the Gan project, give a colony to a close friend, educate your parents and get siblings involved in the queen ant hunt.

Barfdog
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Location: Phoenix Arizona

Re: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

Post: # 16787Post Barfdog
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:45 am

Mowteam wrote:Thanks for the help. I was also wondering if ants hibernate in the winter in Arizona. Also for a tetramorium species should I get an Omni nest or hybrid nest. Which nest is best for the ants. Also how often should I clean their graveyard and waste zone in the out world and nest.
I think some species of ants in Arizona actually don't hibernate or have 'active hours' from blank time to blank time. I've seen constant ant activity throughout the winter season, slim chances of finding queens though.

I went ahead and bought just the Hybrid tetramorium formicarium, not the all you need gear pack. If you can get the all you need pack in the species you want to keep then do it, you get the cool rounded outworld with a good lid and some tubing and other stuff. I personally like the Hybrid nests more but I will eventually get some Omni nests.

I say try to clean up after them as much as possible. Leave food waste in outworld for like 3-4 days max. It can't decompose well unless using some natural soil and digging medium for them to bury their garbage. Cleaning up after them means less bacteria, you could even attract mites from food waste and other nasty colony ending parasites.

AntLove4Ever
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Re: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

Post: # 17023Post AntLove4Ever
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:27 pm

MichaelJones wrote:
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:59 pm
Hey Mugushie! Glad to see another Arizona resident :D Are you also starting your first ant farm? If so, I am as well, maybe we can exchange notes as we grow our own farms.
Me three! I too would be happy to exchange my successes and failures of my first colony. I also am just getting started in this wonderful hobby.

AntLove4Ever
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Re: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

Post: # 17024Post AntLove4Ever
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:30 pm

Barfdog wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:58 pm
Where did all you Arizonians come from?! I nearly forgot about this post because I didn't get any replies. Glad you all came out of the woodwork. BatSpiderFish... Nanitic? is that spelled correctly? The queens might as well lay Pokemon Balls.. would be pretty cool. Alright emergency meeting Arizona fam only. We should plan some kind of meetup between all of you come flight season and exchange information, swap notes, teach newbies etc. Let me know what you guys think! glad to have you!
That would be awesome! If we cannot meet in person, we should at least create some sort of group chat with all of us.

AntLove4Ever
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Re: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

Post: # 17025Post AntLove4Ever
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:31 pm

AntLove4Ever wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:30 pm
Barfdog wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:58 pm
Where did all you Arizonians come from?! I nearly forgot about this post because I didn't get any replies. Glad you all came out of the woodwork. BatSpiderFish... Nanitic? is that spelled correctly? The queens might as well lay Pokemon Balls.. would be pretty cool. Alright emergency meeting Arizona fam only. We should plan some kind of meetup between all of you come flight season and exchange information, swap notes, teach newbies etc. Let me know what you guys think! glad to have you!
That would be awesome! If we cannot meet in person, we should at least create some sort of group chat with all of us.
Do you mean in person? Or like some sort of chat? :lol:

MichaelJones
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Location: Arizona

Re: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

Post: # 17040Post MichaelJones
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:14 pm

He meant actual face to face meetup, though if I'm not occupied by school I'm usually working. Though I'm always on the lookout for queen ants.

MichaelJones
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Re: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

Post: # 17041Post MichaelJones
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:15 pm

AntLove4Ever wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:27 pm
MichaelJones wrote:
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:59 pm
Hey Mugushie! Glad to see another Arizona resident :D Are you also starting your first ant farm? If so, I am as well, maybe we can exchange notes as we grow our own farms.
Me three! I too would be happy to exchange my successes and failures of my first colony. I also am just getting started in this wonderful hobby.
Oh and that would be nice, we could learn together and become better at ant keeping.

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mugushie
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Location: Globe az

Re: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

Post: # 17113Post mugushie
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:22 pm

MichaelJones wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:15 pm
AntLove4Ever wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:27 pm
MichaelJones wrote:
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:59 pm
Hey Mugushie! Glad to see another Arizona resident :D Are you also starting your first ant farm? If so, I am as well, maybe we can exchange notes as we grow our own farms.
Me three! I too would be happy to exchange my successes and failures of my first colony. I also am just getting started in this wonderful hobby.
Oh and that would be nice, we could learn together and become better at ant keeping.
I think due to elevation and temp difference from globe to pheonix I will be 1-2 weeks behind you guys as I am typing this there is a 16 degree temp difference from me to you guys today should have been a good day for queens due to a little rain we got over hear yesterday but nothing really and even at the hot part of the day ants were still sluggish and scarce just wanted to post observation for you guys

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