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by EarthStudent
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID: San Jose, California, United States on May 30th
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Queen ID: San Jose, California, United States on May 30th

Head size is a dead give away for me when identifying males. I'm still learning all this myself and my understanding is that in "general" males have noticeably smaller heads and large eyes in relation to the head size and males have a large thorax compared to the gaster, thorax being the same size o...
by EarthStudent
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID: San Jose, California, United States on May 30th
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Queen ID: San Jose, California, United States on May 30th

That looks like a male to me not a queen with it's tiny head.
by EarthStudent
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Tetramorium?
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Tetramorium?

I found this girl on a walk with my kids yesterday evening. I have been looking for a Tetramorium queen so when I found her I was super exited and she looks so cool. :mrgreen: http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz87/Footbagger/Tetramorium%203.jpg http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz87/Footbagger/Te...
by EarthStudent
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help ID a Queen
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: Help ID a Queen

Thanks for all the help. Time to study ;)
by EarthStudent
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help ID a Queen
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: Help ID a Queen

I found your social parasite guide as I was waiting for your reply :D . I'm guessing I have little chance of getting this queen into a successful colony. I don't have any other Lasius colonies to steal any callow workers or brood from. Very disappointing, she is a beautiful queen and very tenacious ...
by EarthStudent
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help ID a Queen
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: Help ID a Queen

Since this Lasius interjectus queen is a social parasite, she would require at least a half dozen brood from another Lasius species to start a colony correct? I can't just treat her as a semi-claustral queen and feed her and hope for success without the addition of workers and/or brood?
by EarthStudent
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help ID a Queen
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: Help ID a Queen

This is a queen from a nest that a landscaper friend of mine had to destroy for a job, the workers of this nest look identical to three nests I have in my back yard, including the one I found the Lacius interjectus on top of. The workers from these nests look identical so I would assume they are the...
by EarthStudent
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help ID a Queen
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Help ID a Queen

I found this queen in my back yard tonight. I was observing a large Formica fusca colony I have in my yard and this queen crawled right across the top of the mound. She's about 8mm long. I'm thinking she is a Formica fossaceps? Is she a parasite? Can't imagine it was coincidence she was on top of a ...
by EarthStudent
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Tetramorium Flying Yet?
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Tetramorium Flying Yet?

I would really like to find a Tetramorium queen. Has anyone found any yet this year? I have several colonies in my driveway and around my house and have not noticed any alates yet.
by EarthStudent
Mon May 28, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Camponotus Queens
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Camponotus Queens

I'm new to ant keeping and this is my first year looking for queens. We just had a good rain storm this last Friday night and it has been very hot the last few days here in Iowa and I have been lucky enough to find 10 Camponotus queens this weekend. 9 of them look like pennsylvanicus but one of them...