Hello from the UK Barrow

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WalneyReptiles
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Location: Barrow-In-Furness

Hello from the UK Barrow

Post: # 63439Post WalneyReptiles
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:49 pm

Hi there

well as you might guess im new to the ant world, i dont own any ants as it stands but im in the Barrow-in-furness area which is in Cumbria and looking to buy a queen im an impatient one so finding one fill get me stressed ahahah,

I want to start keeping ants because AntsCanada got me started from bindge watching the youtube videos. excellent videos!!

Im currently 3dprinting some stuff for keeping ants in for when i get a queen along with sorting out a tank. just need to get some tubing and test tubes etc...

So i guess if there is any Qeen ants for sale near me or more Advanced colonys let me know thanks.

I do keep reptiles and other pets which i will list below

1x Green Iguana
1x Bearded dragon
3x Cornsnakes
2x giant African land snails (Retics)
2x Gerbils
2x cats
600+ Cockroaches
100+ Locusts

Hawkeye
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Location: Almelo

Re: Hello from the UK Barrow

Post: # 63460Post Hawkeye
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:29 am

WalneyReptiles wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:49 pm
Hi there

well as you might guess im new to the ant world, i dont own any ants as it stands but im in the Barrow-in-furness area which is in Cumbria and looking to buy a queen im an impatient one so finding one fill get me stressed ahahah,

I want to start keeping ants because AntsCanada got me started from bindge watching the youtube videos. excellent videos!!

Im currently 3dprinting some stuff for keeping ants in for when i get a queen along with sorting out a tank. just need to get some tubing and test tubes etc...

So i guess if there is any Qeen ants for sale near me or more Advanced colonys let me know thanks.

I do keep reptiles and other pets which i will list below

1x Green Iguana
1x Bearded dragon
3x Cornsnakes
2x giant African land snails (Retics)
2x Gerbils
2x cats
600+ Cockroaches
100+ Locusts
That's an impressive list of creatures you take care of. There certainly are a number of options available to you to get a queen or fledgeling colony. Check for any GAN farmers near you on the AC website for that. There is also https://antsuk.com/ and probably some other webstores available to you. I know one of the members of the Camponotus Crew lives in the UK and bought one of his colonies (Camponotus turkestanus) through a store there, but I am not sure which one.

Hawkeye
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Re: Hello from the UK Barrow

Post: # 63461Post Hawkeye
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:38 am

WalneyReptiles wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:49 pm
Hi there

I want to start keeping ants because AntsCanada got me started from bindge watching the youtube videos. excellent videos!!
LasiusSapien wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:38 am
shout out to www.britishants.com ordered Friday morning received Saturday afternoon

https://www.dropbox.com/s/guskkxosp4jh5nz/IMG_20190824_172615.jpg?dl=0
Found the post in which he named the site!

WalneyReptiles
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Re: Hello from the UK Barrow

Post: # 63465Post WalneyReptiles
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:04 am

Thanks for the Reply I bought a Queen last night from www.antsdavey.co.uk I bought (Formica fusca Queen with 10-20 workers) - these are my first ants apart from when i was a kid i had the common black ant

I also ordered a nest from antkit.uk and im 3d printing some of my own nests and things

Hawkeye
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Re: Hello from the UK Barrow

Post: # 63467Post Hawkeye
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:07 am

WalneyReptiles wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:04 am
Thanks for the Reply I bought a Queen last night from www.antsdavey.co.uk I bought (Formica fusca Queen with 10-20 workers) - these are my first ants apart from when i was a kid i had the common black ant

I also ordered a nest from antkit.uk and im 3d printing some of my own nests and things
Well keep us posted :D some pics would be nice

WalneyReptiles
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Re: Hello from the UK Barrow

Post: # 63502Post WalneyReptiles
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:25 pm

Hawkeye wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:07 am
WalneyReptiles wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:04 am
Thanks for the Reply I bought a Queen last night from www.antsdavey.co.uk I bought (Formica fusca Queen with 10-20 workers) - these are my first ants apart from when i was a kid i had the common black ant

I also ordered a nest from antkit.uk and im 3d printing some of my own nests and things
Well keep us posted :D some pics would be nice
I will upload some photos as and when my Ant Gear arrives and when mine have finished 3dprinting,

Hawkeye
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Location: Almelo

Re: Hello from the UK Barrow

Post: # 63580Post Hawkeye
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:08 pm

WalneyReptiles wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:25 pm
Hawkeye wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:07 am
WalneyReptiles wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:04 am
Thanks for the Reply I bought a Queen last night from www.antsdavey.co.uk I bought (Formica fusca Queen with 10-20 workers) - these are my first ants apart from when i was a kid i had the common black ant

I also ordered a nest from antkit.uk and im 3d printing some of my own nests and things
Well keep us posted :D some pics would be nice
I will upload some photos as and when my Ant Gear arrives and when mine have finished 3dprinting,
BTW how did you get access to a 3d printer?

LasiusSapien
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Location: Bristol

Re: Hello from the UK Barrow

Post: # 63586Post LasiusSapien
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:37 pm

Hawkeye wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:08 pm
WalneyReptiles wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:25 pm
Hawkeye wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:07 am


Well keep us posted :D some pics would be nice
I will upload some photos as and when my Ant Gear arrives and when mine have finished 3dprinting,
BTW how did you get access to a 3d printer?
you can pic them up from sites like gearbest for about 149 dollars up to what ever you want to spend
1x Lasius Niger - early forging stage - 60-100 workers
1x Messor Barbarus - founding stage - <20 workers
1x Camponotus Turkestanus - claustral stage - 1 nanitic + brood
1x Odontoponera Transversa - semi-claustral stage - no eggs

WalneyReptiles
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Re: Hello from the UK Barrow

Post: # 63626Post WalneyReptiles
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:43 am

Hawkeye wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:08 pm
WalneyReptiles wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:25 pm
Hawkeye wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:07 am


Well keep us posted :D some pics would be nice
I will upload some photos as and when my Ant Gear arrives and when mine have finished 3dprinting,
BTW how did you get access to a 3d printer?
Yeah you can buy them online, takes a while to learn how to use them and set them up but there well worth the investment, mine cost me £600 i can print anythink within 315mmx315mmx315mm which is a decent size but the bigger the print the longer it takes

Good news My Formica Fusca Ants arrived 20mins ago, along with my 8 chamber nest, how long should i wait till i can let them go into it?

Hawkeye
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Re: Hello from the UK Barrow

Post: # 63637Post Hawkeye
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:43 pm

Until she has at least 20 workers

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