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by Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Difference between Formica and C. Pennsylvanicus?
Replies: 5
Views: 26

Re: Difference between Formica and C. Pennsylvanicus?

Brentonimore wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:12 pm
Thanks for the info you guys! It was very helpful. Looks like I actually have a Camponotus!
That trick only applies to the workers. ;)

You may want to post an ID request for any queen-only colonies.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help ID Queen.
Replies: 4
Views: 9

Re: Help ID Queen.

No supermajors, so far as I know, but the diverse forms of ants which only have minor, median, and/or major castes can be just as pleasing to observe. Camponotus, Colobopsis , and Solenopsis invicta are polymorphic, with minor, median, and major castes. Pheidole and Pogonomyrmex badius are dimorphic...
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help Identifying Queen Ants.
Replies: 9
Views: 49

Re: Help Identifying Queen Ants.

:?: :?: :?: batspiderfish, Where did you get your knowledge for ants? Did you study entomology or myrmecology in college? Or possibly work as a entomologist/myrmecology/biologist? Or are you just self taught? :?: :?: :?: I'm just curious because you're extremely knowledgeable, and always very infor...
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Tetramorium ID? NYC Backyard
Replies: 5
Views: 14

Re: Tetramorium ID? NYC Backyard

If the measurements are accurate, then it may be an early flying Lasius alienus. If she is smaller than the measurements, then it is much more likely Nylanderia sp.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Help ID this ant Please!
Replies: 1
Views: 3

Re: Help ID this ant Please!

Agreed. Solenopsis invicta.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help ID Queen.
Replies: 4
Views: 9

Re: Help ID Queen.

Camponotus major worker.

I know Mikey calls them "super majors" a lot, but that's definitely misused and erases the ordinary "major" caste. Very few ants have workers that are larger than majors (e.g. Carebara and Atta).
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: what species of ant is this
Replies: 2
Views: 6

Re: what species of ant is this

Dorymyrmex insanus. Workers from this genus have a cone-like projection on their propodeum (the hind part of the mesosoma/thorax).
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Tetramorium ID? NYC Backyard
Replies: 5
Views: 14

Re: Tetramorium ID? NYC Backyard

Could you perhaps take some photographs with brighter light? It doesn't have to be insanely close, but good light is essential for macro.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Tetramorium ID? NYC Backyard
Replies: 5
Views: 14

Re: Tetramorium ID? NYC Backyard

ID requests also require a measurement in millimeters. I can tell by looking at her that she is in the Formicinae subfamily, not Myrmicinae which Tetramorium is in.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ants Don't Want to Move
Replies: 6
Views: 35

Re: Ants Don't Want to Move

SamuelMamuel wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:43 pm
Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:13 pm
Looks bad to you, but if it were harmful in any way to the ants, they would move to the cleaner space you've provided.
And if they're going to the bathroom in their tube?
They do that already. As long as they have access to a cleaner home, they will move when the old one becomes undesirable.