Fall of my Camponotus Queen

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QueenAnt
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Fall of my Camponotus Queen

Post: # 45992Post QueenAnt
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:10 am

Today my queen has passed away. I had a strange urge to check on her and found her dead in the test tube, leaving behind 7 eggs that will never see life or their queen. The blow is more devastating then I could realize. However in the light of bad news I managed to get a hold of a GAN farmer and will be soon getting a queen and workers. To my queen who has died and eggs that will never know her beauty and life I hope you rest in peace.
A Queen In Search of Queens

AntsDakota
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Re: Fall of my Camponotus Queen

Post: # 46350Post AntsDakota
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:48 pm

I feel bad if a Solenopsis molesta queen dies. I have expeirnced Formica and Lasius queen deaths but if my Camponotus pennsylvanicus colony or my single C. pennsylvanicus queen died, that would be more than I could bear. I'm sorry for your loss. :cry:
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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antnest8
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Re: Fall of my Camponotus Queen

Post: # 48177Post antnest8
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:27 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:48 pm
I feel bad if a Solenopsis molesta queen dies. I have expeirnced Formica and Lasius queen deaths but if my Camponotus pennsylvanicus colony or my single C. pennsylvanicus queen died, that would be more than I could bear. I'm sorry for your loss. :cry:
i find that one of the reasons that i like camponotus is that they are so big you can see the emotion in them more than other ants. When they die though this makes the event all the more heartbreaking.
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

PwnerPie
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Re: Fall of my Camponotus Queen

Post: # 48963Post PwnerPie
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:45 am

antnest8 wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:27 pm
AntsDakota wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:48 pm
I feel bad if a Solenopsis molesta queen dies. I have expeirnced Formica and Lasius queen deaths but if my Camponotus pennsylvanicus colony or my single C. pennsylvanicus queen died, that would be more than I could bear. I'm sorry for your loss. :cry:
i find that one of the reasons that i like camponotus is that they are so big you can see the emotion in them more than other ants. When they die though this makes the event all the more heartbreaking.
Agreed. Ive had a couple queens die and had to release a couple that were infertile. But the only one i care about is the camponotus queen i lost. They are freaking awesome. I am a GAN farmer and have sold quite a few queens, but at this point i dont think ill ever sell a campnotus.
Keeper of:
2x Formica Sp
2x Camponotus Sp

Founding:
3x Lasius Sp
2x Formica Sp
1x Myrmica Sp
1x Tetramorium Sp

GAN Farmer: 3 Colonies sold
Goal: Supply school science classes with colonies for learning.

cheetawolf
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Re: Fall of my Camponotus Queen

Post: # 49752Post cheetawolf
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:42 pm

i want to be a gan farmer, how much should i charge for lasius niger ants
yay for ants!

keeping
15x lasius niger/americanus

founding
1x tetramorium immigrans

searching for
c. pennsylvanicus

GAN farmer in richmond BC

PwnerPie
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Re: Fall of my Camponotus Queen

Post: # 50557Post PwnerPie
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:16 pm

Eh, common is $50. However it all depends on the local market. The biggest thing to just to spread ant love, not to make $.
Keeper of:
2x Formica Sp
2x Camponotus Sp

Founding:
3x Lasius Sp
2x Formica Sp
1x Myrmica Sp
1x Tetramorium Sp

GAN Farmer: 3 Colonies sold
Goal: Supply school science classes with colonies for learning.

AntsDakota
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Re: Fall of my Camponotus Queen

Post: # 51789Post AntsDakota
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:29 pm

Make that $64.11 CAD.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

AntnoobSG
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Re: Fall of my Camponotus Queen

Post: # 51822Post AntnoobSG
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:47 am

Pheidole around 10 workers can be sold for $1-$5 in Singapore
Keeper of :
Camponotus albosparsus x2 :o
Camponotus Irritans ;)
Hoping for pheidole colony :D

AntsDakota
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Re: Fall of my Camponotus Queen

Post: # 51995Post AntsDakota
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:22 pm

PwnerPie wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:16 pm
Eh, common is $50. However it all depends on the local market. The biggest thing to just to spread ant love, not to make $.
I don't see why someone would pay 50 bucks for a Lasius queen. Maybe Crematogaster, but Lasius are just too common, easy to find, and nothing superinteresting about them.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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