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by Batspiderfish
Mon May 29, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 3 worker IDs caught in riverside CA
Replies: 5
Views: 13

Re: 3 worker IDs caught in riverside CA

Myrmecocystus sp. (possibly M. mimicus, which comes in various colors)

Liometopum occidentale

Dorymyrmex insanus
by Batspiderfish
Mon May 29, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: How to tell Solenopsis queens from other similarly shaped and sized queens
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Re: How to tell Solenopsis queens from other similarly shaped and sized queens

Aquaexploder wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 5:28 pm
Solenopsis have a postpetiole and I believe and Camponotus don't.
Right; being from Myrmecinae, Solenopsis has two petiole nodes. Camponotus, from Formicinae, have only one.
by Batspiderfish
Mon May 29, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Camponotus something (Western Oregon)
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Camponotus something (Western Oregon)

The pictures are dark -- could be Camponotus modoc or C. laevigatus.
by Batspiderfish
Mon May 29, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a queen? EDIT Found another
Replies: 11
Views: 33

Re: Is this a queen? EDIT Found another

First is a Camponotus floridanus major.

Second is a Pseudomyrmex gracilis worker. Notice the petiole node(s), which means it is not a wasp.
by Batspiderfish
Mon May 29, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Please Help ID 3 Different Queens
Replies: 6
Views: 36

Re: Please Help ID 3 Different Queens

Are you sure these links are in the right order? You introduced and provided measurements for the ants in a different sequence than the photographs. I noticed that as well. My bad. Just switch the second one with the third one to get the right order. So to clarify, do you mean that you found http:/...
by Batspiderfish
Mon May 29, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Myrmica claustral or semi?
Replies: 5
Views: 27

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. I just checked on her and she has laid eggs, so should I keep her? That's ...
by Batspiderfish
Mon May 29, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant?
Replies: 8
Views: 52

Re: Queen ant?

You do need to make sure she has a clypeal notch and no hairs on her cheeks to be sure.
by Batspiderfish
Mon May 29, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: One egg?
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: One egg?

I don't understand why such emphasis was put on "batches" in the AntsCanada video. I'm guessing it was just to calm the nerves of people whose queens were not laying after hibernation. Eggs come out one at a time.
by Batspiderfish
Mon May 29, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant?
Replies: 8
Views: 52

Re: Queen ant?

These pictures are almost identical? And if you use the button to put image brackets around those links, we won't have to copy-paste each one into our search bar. At the smaller size, she is likely to be Camponotus nearcticus or C. caryae , unless she is a smaller C. pennsylvanicus, but we'd need a ...
by Batspiderfish
Mon May 29, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Please Help ID 3 Different Queens
Replies: 6
Views: 36

Re: Please Help ID 3 Different Queens

Are you sure these links are in the right order? You introduced and provided measurements for the ants in a different sequence than the photographs.