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by Batspiderfish
Thu May 25, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Myrmica claustral or semi?
Replies: 2
Views: 5

Re: Myrmica claustral or semi?

Claustral or semi-claustral are only really relevant once the queen is laying eggs. Remember that at this time of year, Myrmica will have already had brood to care for, so the ant will probably be reluctant start over again.
by Batspiderfish
Thu May 25, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant Identificarion
Replies: 5
Views: 26

Re: Ant Identificarion

Or at least submit the photo in a higher resolution so that we can see anything. This is more like a thumbnail.
by Batspiderfish
Thu May 25, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Need ID for 2 ants, probably queen
Replies: 11
Views: 45

Re: Need ID for 2 ants, probably queen

They do not fly after starting a colony.
by Batspiderfish
Thu May 25, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Need help on ID queen
Replies: 14
Views: 77

Re: Need help on ID queen

I don't know the circumstances by which you found these queens, but sometimes Formica are involved in co-founding of colonies and one of the queens will be evicted. Myrmica are semi-claustral, so they are out during the spring foraging for their brood back in the nest.
by Batspiderfish
Thu May 25, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID and 2 workers needing an ID
Replies: 11
Views: 52

Re: Queen ID and 2 workers needing an ID

Looks like Solenopsis xyloni to me.
by Batspiderfish
Thu May 25, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Need ID for 2 ants, probably queen
Replies: 11
Views: 45

Re: Need ID for 2 ants, probably queen

Martialis wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 2:59 am
Batspiderfish wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 8:46 pm
Camponotus sp.
Why not C. pennsylvanicus? The photo quality?
No accurate measurement. 1/2" would lie directly between the Myrmentoma and Camponotus subgenera
by Batspiderfish
Wed May 24, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Species ID
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Species ID

Probably Nylanderia sp. Keep in mind that ID requests become less accurate with fewer details.
by Batspiderfish
Wed May 24, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen?
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: Queen?

Myrmica sp. queen.