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by Batspiderfish
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: South west Florida home
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: South west Florida home

Not native, but they're definitely there.
by Batspiderfish
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: URGENT:PARASETIC QUEEN ANT
Replies: 13
Views: 104

Re: URGENT:PARASETIC QUEEN ANT

If you can take better photographs and provide a measurement, then there will be more to work with. The fact that there's more than one petiole means that she's not related to the Lasius you found her with.
by Batspiderfish
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: URGENT:PARASETIC QUEEN ANT
Replies: 13
Views: 104

Re: URGENT:PARASETIC QUEEN ANT

are all social parasites the same genus as the species as their host? For the most part, yes, but the taxonomy hasn't quite caught up with this trend. The likes of Polyergus and Strongylognathus are still distinct genera, even though they are they are so closely related to their host species. With ...
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: URGENT:PARASETIC QUEEN ANT
Replies: 13
Views: 104

Re: URGENT:PARASETIC QUEEN ANT

Not a social parasite. Looks like Tetramorium bicarinatum, but we would need better pictures and an actual measurement to do a proper ID.
by Batspiderfish
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: antnest8's camponotus and cremogastor journal
Replies: 9
Views: 96

Re: antnest8's camponotus and cremogastor journal

https://flic.kr/p/23nniaL https://flic.kr/p/22kqyEj https://flic.kr/p/23q5MD4 https://flic.kr/p/DL97Gt did this work? You're linking to flickr's display page of your images. You need to try to get the URL of the image by itself. If you go to share at the bottom right corner, go to the BBCode tab, c...
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Black Southwest Florida Quëën
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Black Southwest Florida Quëën

Pheidole sp.

Could be Ph. megacephala, but we're a little limited on well-lit detailed photos.
by Batspiderfish
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: camponotus and ?
Replies: 17
Views: 181

Re: camponotus and ?

People talk about having trouble with baby powder/alcohol, but it keeps every species of ant that I have in.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant Queen identification, help!! (Brazil - Rio de Janeiro 07/01/2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Ant Queen identification, help!! (Brazil - Rio de Janeiro 07/01/2017)

Looks like Ectotomma to me, although I wouldn't mind seeing more angles.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: humidity question
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: humidity question

Humidity is how ants get most of their water. Condensation occurs when warmer humid air condenses on a cool surface, and small animals can drown in it. If you get rid of the heater and/or allow the moist air to escape, the condensation will probably go away.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: camponotus and ?
Replies: 17
Views: 181

Re: camponotus and ?

Yup! That's Crematogaster sp.

The only reliable way to distinguish from the two possibilities, C. cerasi and C. lineolata, depends on the hair length on the pronotum (the front-top of the thorax).