What makes crematogaster such a sought after genus?

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What makes crematogaster such a sought after genus?

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Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:29 pm

I was just wondering why crematogaster is such a sought after genus. Any reply's appreciated! Thanks.
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Re: What makes crematogaster such a sought after genus?

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Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:14 pm

I don't know, although AntsCanada seems to have exaggerated a bit. They are bicolored, arboreal(mostly) ants that sometimes replace Camponotus as dominant ants in wooded areas. I've found a queen of this genus and actually recently sold her through GAN.
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Re: What makes crematogaster such a sought after genus?

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Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:20 pm

They look nice, are very active and breed really fast. That's basically it.
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Re: What makes crematogaster such a sought after genus?

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Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:27 pm

Serafine wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:20 pm
They look nice, are very active and breed really fast. That's basically it.
Pretty cool! Thanks!
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Re: What makes crematogaster such a sought after genus?

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Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:28 pm

Martialis wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:14 pm
I don't know, although AntsCanada seems to have exaggerated a bit. They are bicolored, arboreal(mostly) ants that sometimes replace Camponotus as dominant ants in wooded areas. I've found a queen of this genus and actually recently sold her through GAN.
Oh. Cool, thanks!
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Re: What makes crematogaster such a sought after genus?

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Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:28 pm

Martialis wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:14 pm
I don't know, although AntsCanada seems to have exaggerated a bit. They are bicolored, arboreal(mostly) ants that sometimes replace Camponotus as dominant ants in wooded areas. I've found a queen of this genus and actually recently sold her through GAN.
Do you have any pics of her that I could see?
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Re: What makes crematogaster such a sought after genus?

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Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:36 pm

There's a lot of Crematogaster species and they can look pretty different.
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Re: What makes crematogaster such a sought after genus?

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Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:41 pm

Serafine wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:36 pm
There's a lot of Crematogaster species and they can look pretty different.
Hmm. They start flying in august, so I wonder what I'll find here in North Dakota. I have found so many different colored and shaped formica, I should get them identified. Now I just need to find a parastie queen for formica, and ill be done looking for them.So I'm done lookin for normal formica. Now I'll just wait for crematogaster.
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Re: What makes crematogaster such a sought after genus?

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Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:26 am

I have a Crematogaster collony and I love them. They are great escape artist, but what I love about them is that they dont sting me and they dont hurt when they bite u :-) they do make a strange smell when u agitate them. Mine is 2 urs old and already making Queen and King elates.

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Re: What makes crematogaster such a sought after genus?

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Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:29 am

martinnate wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:26 am
I have a Crematogaster collony and I love them. They are great escape artist, but what I love about them is that they dont sting me and they dont hurt when they bite u :-) they do make a strange smell when u agitate them. Mine is 2 urs old and already making Queen and King elates.
That's pretty cool.
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