GAN Farmer in Kentucky

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idahoantgirl
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Re: GAN Farmer in Kentucky

Post: # 23033Post idahoantgirl
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:43 am

Yes definitely Tetramorium. I should know. I've had a couple colonies of em. ;)
Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

AntsOfKentucky
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Re: GAN Farmer in Kentucky

Post: # 23079Post AntsOfKentucky
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:33 am

Sweet, thanks idahoantgirl and everyone else.

AntsOfKentucky
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Re: GAN Farmer in Kentucky

Post: # 23081Post AntsOfKentucky
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:38 am

Here are some close ups of one of the Queens that didn't make it. Hopefully these pics will guarantee a positive ID.
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idahoantgirl
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Re: GAN Farmer in Kentucky

Post: # 23131Post idahoantgirl
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:41 pm

yep, for sure. that abdomen is sooo tetramoriumy. :lol: I'm so good with these technical terms
Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

AntsOfKentucky
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Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:49 am

Re: GAN Farmer in Kentucky

Post: # 23957Post AntsOfKentucky
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:24 pm

Just a quick update. Four of the queens have their first set of workers. The rest are not too far behind.
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idahoantgirl
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Re: GAN Farmer in Kentucky

Post: # 23961Post idahoantgirl
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:57 pm

Yay! Congrats! It wont take long before you have tons of em. They grow fast.
Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

AntsOfKentucky
Posts: 28
Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:49 am

Re: GAN Farmer in Kentucky

Post: # 23964Post AntsOfKentucky
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:57 pm

That they do. I collected them 6/5/17 and have been keeping them at temps around 80 degrees. Now that they have their first workers I'll probably reduce the temp to 75 or a little lower. I don't want to move them out of the test tubes until next year so I'm hoping the reduced temps will slow them down enough before I induce hibernation in October. BTW if any ant lovers in Kentucky are interested in trading just message me. I'd really like to add Camponotus to my collection but I'm open to trade for anything other than Tetramorium caespitum, Aphaenogaster sp. or Solenopsis.

LouisvilleAnt
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Re: GAN Farmer in Kentucky

Post: # 26911Post LouisvilleAnt
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:26 am

I have purchased a nice professional grade Terraria and am looking for a queen in Kentucky (I live in Louisville). I would like to obtain one from a responsible party and would like to avoid digging up my driveway and backyard and injuring a thriving colony trying to procure one. Thanks all! Very cool forum with incredible information.

LouisvilleAnt
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Re: GAN Farmer in Kentucky

Post: # 27087Post LouisvilleAnt
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:40 pm

I am unable to PM you AntsOfKentucky. Too fresh on the forum.

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