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NanceUSMC
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Location: Fort Worth, Tx

Hello from Fort Worth, Texas

Post: # 30855Post NanceUSMC
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:53 pm

Howdy from Fort Worth!

I'm brand new to the hobby, and have never (yet) had a formicarium... I am still deciding what my first species should be, but am close to settling in on Camponotus and Pogonomyrmex.... Species that seem to be large enough that I shouldn't have to worry terribly with escapes...

If I'm successful with those, I think I'd like to take a stab at Attas or Acromyrmex...

Personally, I'm an IT professional specializing in application support in the medical field, and am an advanced aquarist with a little over a dozen tanks set up for breeding full red koi angels, attempting to breed pearlscale angels, and attempting to breed bulgarian seal point angels... I also keep and breed painted fire red shrimp, crystal red and crystal black shrimp...

Then there's the cats, dogs, horses and kids... =)

So, now I've decided to do something I always wanted to do growing up, and start my own formicarium... Doing all the research I can, but still have tons of questions... Looking forward to this adventure!

Nj6000
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Joined: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:35 am
Location: Central Texas

Re: Hello from Fort Worth, Texas

Post: # 30877Post Nj6000
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:59 pm

Good luck . I'm new too . Just got my first set of workers !

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NanceUSMC
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Re: Hello from Fort Worth, Texas

Post: # 30883Post NanceUSMC
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:27 pm

Nj6000 wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:59 pm
Good luck . I'm new too . Just got my first set of workers !
Nice!

What species?

Nj6000
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Re: Hello from Fort Worth, Texas

Post: # 30903Post Nj6000
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:15 am

Pheidole . I'm also raising 2 pogonomyrmex barbatus queens with no workers yet .

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NanceUSMC
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Re: Hello from Fort Worth, Texas

Post: # 30917Post NanceUSMC
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:11 pm

Nj6000 wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:15 am
Pheidole . I'm also raising 2 pogonomyrmex barbatus queens with no workers yet .
Pheidole are a neat little ant! Wouldn't mind raising a colony of them myself!

Nj6000
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Re: Hello from Fort Worth, Texas

Post: # 30945Post Nj6000
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:02 pm

:)

Gatekey56
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Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:16 am
Location: DFW Texas

Re: Hello from Fort Worth, Texas

Post: # 34386Post Gatekey56
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:47 pm

hey! glad to see someone else in my area! perhaps we can get together and ant hunt or something ive been hoping some one else was in my area who was also into the world of ants!!!

Honestly im new to this my self, at the very least it would be nice to compare notes

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antnest8
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Re: Hello from Fort Worth, Texas

Post: # 34395Post antnest8
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:57 pm

the last time these two were online was September 2017 :(
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

PTasker15
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Location: Crosby,TX

Re: Hello from Fort Worth, Texas

Post: # 34397Post PTasker15
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:23 pm

NanceUSMC wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:53 pm
Howdy from Fort Worth!

I'm brand new to the hobby, and have never (yet) had a formicarium... I am still deciding what my first species should be, but am close to settling in on Camponotus and Pogonomyrmex.... Species that seem to be large enough that I shouldn't have to worry terribly with escapes...

If I'm successful with those, I think I'd like to take a stab at Attas or Acromyrmex...

Personally, I'm an IT professional specializing in application support in the medical field, and am an advanced aquarist with a little over a dozen tanks set up for breeding full red koi angels, attempting to breed pearlscale angels, and attempting to breed bulgarian seal point angels... I also keep and breed painted fire red shrimp, crystal red and crystal black shrimp...

Then there's the cats, dogs, horses and kids... =)

So, now I've decided to do something I always wanted to do growing up, and start my own formicarium... Doing all the research I can, but still have tons of questions... Looking forward to this adventure!
Carpenter Ant Queens Are Out.I Have 4 C.Discolor And 1.CPynsllvanicus That I Might Put In GAN And Reserve For You In Houston(In The Summer It Will Be In The Van Project)
Colonies:
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtum
1 Crematogaster Biroi
Founding:
3 Camponotus Deciepens
7 Camponotus Ceastaus
1 Strumigenys Rogeri
1 Dormyrmex Bureni
6 Nylanderia Terricola
4 Brachymyrmex Pataginicus
Dream Species-Atta Texana

idahoantgirl
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Re: Hello from Fort Worth, Texas

Post: # 34399Post idahoantgirl
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:30 pm

PTasker15 wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:23 pm
NanceUSMC wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:53 pm
Howdy from Fort Worth!

I'm brand new to the hobby, and have never (yet) had a formicarium... I am still deciding what my first species should be, but am close to settling in on Camponotus and Pogonomyrmex.... Species that seem to be large enough that I shouldn't have to worry terribly with escapes...

If I'm successful with those, I think I'd like to take a stab at Attas or Acromyrmex...

Personally, I'm an IT professional specializing in application support in the medical field, and am an advanced aquarist with a little over a dozen tanks set up for breeding full red koi angels, attempting to breed pearlscale angels, and attempting to breed bulgarian seal point angels... I also keep and breed painted fire red shrimp, crystal red and crystal black shrimp...

Then there's the cats, dogs, horses and kids... =)

So, now I've decided to do something I always wanted to do growing up, and start my own formicarium... Doing all the research I can, but still have tons of questions... Looking forward to this adventure!
Carpenter Ant Queens Are Out.I Have 4 C.Discolor And 1.CPynsllvanicus That I Might Put In GAN And Reserve For You In Houston(In The Summer It Will Be In The Van Project)
As stated earlier, that user hasn't been active in 6 months.
Proverbs 6:6-8

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.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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