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by Batspiderfish
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Romania,Suceava,21.06.2018,queen ant ID
Replies: 3
Views: 15

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: 10

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: 3
Views: 15

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.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 6/21/18 Akron, Ohio
Replies: 3
Views: 10

Re: 6/21/18 Akron, Ohio

Tapinoma sessile queen and a Tetramorium immigrans male.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant ID needed! (Belguim, Flemish-Brabant)
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: Queen ant ID needed! (Belguim, Flemish-Brabant)

Hard to tell which genus. Does your camera let you control noise reduction? Macro does much better with that turned off. The measurement is also not very accurate.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: Queen identification
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Queen identification

Most likely the dark form of Solenopsis xyloni.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Formica ant
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: Formica ant

Batspiderfish wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:37 pm
The social parasites from the rufa, microgyna, sanguinea, and exsectioides groups are all social parasites, but the fusca, pallidefulva, and neogagates groups are all claustral.
TLDR: The social parasites are social parasites.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Alaskan Ant ID Request
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: Alaskan Ant ID Request

Camponotus herculeanus
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Please help me identify these little workers?
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: Please help me identify these little workers?

Videos are next to useless for ID's, but very much looks to be Lasius.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Formica ant
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: Formica ant

The social parasites from the rufa, microgyna, sanguinea, and exsectioides groups are all social parasites, but the fusca, pallidefulva, and neogagates groups are all claustral.