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by Batspiderfish
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Bimorphic Solenopsis?
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Re: Bimorphic Solenopsis?

Some Solenopsis spp. are polymorphic, which means they have more than two worker castes -- many of the larger Solenopsis like S. invicta have a wide range of worker forms. On the other hand, tiny thief-ant group Solenopsis like S. molesta are monomorphic. Dimorphic would be a good way to describe wo...
by Batspiderfish
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Curious to know what species this worker is
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: Curious to know what species this worker is

Formica sp., but not possible to identify from this distance.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Boise, Idaho queen ID
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: Boise, Idaho queen ID

Tapinoma sessile
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Alaskan Ant ID Request
Replies: 5
Views: 45

Re: Alaskan Ant ID Request

Alpha199 wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:22 pm
It is a queen though? Isn't it late to be finding queens?
Yes, a queen, and no, Camponotus will fly until July and occasionally in the fall.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant Queen ID
Replies: 8
Views: 71

Re: Ant Queen ID

Thank you! Camponotus herculeanus.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Please help me identify these little workers?
Replies: 5
Views: 47

Re: Please help me identify these little workers?

They can be without water for a little while before being put into their test tubes. It's generally best not to include water on same-day collection trips.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Romania,Suceava,21.06.2018,queen ant ID
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: Romania,Suceava,21.06.2018,queen ant ID

The workers may be as non-distinct as the queen. I would only rely on the anatomical details, like hair coverage on the antennae. Lasius brunneus are like Lasius alienus in that they have no erect hairs on their antennal scapes (the first, long antennal segment). Lasius emarginatus , on the other ha...
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 6/21/18 Akron, Ohio
Replies: 3
Views: 23

Re: 6/21/18 Akron, Ohio

Yeah, I think so. Formicariums and test-tubes are a lot like the habitats that T. sessile would seek out in the wild.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Romania,Suceava,21.06.2018,queen ant ID
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: Romania,Suceava,21.06.2018,queen ant ID

Lasius emarginatus is another possibility, but Lasius are very difficult to ID without close details like hair coverage and the teeth on the mandibles. Coloration is often not enough.