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by Batspiderfish
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Are these queens?
Replies: 14
Views: 69

Re: Are these queens?

These are Lasius spp. Lasius niger is most likely.
by Batspiderfish
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Laws on shipping ants USA Please Help!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 25

Re: Laws on shipping ants USA Please Help!!!

I'm not getting exotic ants though, in getting Lasius niger which is native to my area too but less common which is why I wanted to buy instead of catch! Lasius niger is not native to New York. There may be a species which resembles Lasius niger , but they are not actually the same. Without proper ...
by Batspiderfish
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Small Black Queen, Egg in Mouth
Replies: 12
Views: 88

Re: Small Black Queen, Egg in Mouth

Tapinoma sessile

Tetramorium queens are typically smaller than Lasius.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant ID - Lawrence, KS - 6/30/2017
Replies: 7
Views: 42

Re: Queen ant ID - Lawrence, KS - 6/30/2017

Dandroid wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:33 pm
I have a few other of what I think are crematogaster queens, and they're definitely larger; is it normal for there to be such a range in size of queens of that type?
Within a genus, there are usually species of various sizes.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Red Queen, Oregon
Replies: 14
Views: 85

Re: Red Queen, Oregon

If you can't find Formica pupae for her, then no.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Do workers latch on to elates before they fly off?
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: Do workers latch on to elates before they fly off?

Yes, this happens every once in a while, especially with small species like the Solenopsis thief ants. The extra worker should be a boon to your queen.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Red Queen, Oregon
Replies: 14
Views: 85

Re: Red Queen, Oregon

To save the trouble of looking it up: A social parasite is a species which depends on the workers of another species or colony for some duration of the parasite species' existence. Parasitic Formica are temporary social parasites which usually drive out or kill the adult members of a small Formica h...