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Beitragvon ducatiman » 11. Mär 2008 19:32

does anyone know when antstore will have more exotic ant species in stock,at the moment out of the 20 odd listed i think there is 3

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Beitragvon Phasmid » 11. Mär 2008 22:34

Most likely in late spring when it has warmed up enough. Exotic species face a very long journey from their hot countries and importing them when there is still a big chance of cold nights is too risky.
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Beitragvon JimmyVe » 11. Mär 2008 22:56

Patience is a blessing when you keep ants as a hobby. ;)

But yes, i also think like Phasmid said, in late spring.
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Still not many exotic ants

Beitragvon highered » 13. Jun 2008 14:59

It is now the beginning of summer and there still aren't many exotic ants available. Does anyone know when it likely they will become available please?
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Beitragvon miszt » 13. Jun 2008 15:09

most queens fly in the wet season, which in general is around September, however I dont know when antstore goes to collect colonies
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Beitragvon Phasmid » 13. Jun 2008 15:32

The trouble with exotic ants is that the weather has to be just right for shipping. During spring we had the unpredictabe snow and frosts that would be bad for exotics but now it has got to the point where the weather is some times too hot for shipping ants over long distances. Antstore will prob. only risk shipping ants in when the weather will be mild from the equator to Berlin. That could be next week or it could be in the autum.
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Beitragvon kashmir79 » 14. Jun 2008 19:30

most exotic ants are available during winter in the northern hemisphere.
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