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by Batspiderfish
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: what is this monster of an ant
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: what is this monster of an ant

Not without a picture and a measurement...
by Batspiderfish
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Black Possible Queen
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Black Possible Queen

Camponotus pennsylvanicus worker. Notice the small mesosma (thorax) without wing scars.
by Batspiderfish
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: My last try at this with a camera. Please try to help me.
Replies: 4
Views: 24

Re: My last try at this with a camera. Please try to help me.

Sorry, I don't think there's a chance at identifying this queen to the species without examination by hand, although I am reasonably sure this is Tetramorium sp. It would be easier if there weren't 73 species to sort her from.
by Batspiderfish
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Tetramorium Queen; is it normal?
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Tetramorium Queen; is it normal?

Giving the ants access to a foraging space means that they will be capable of cleaning up after themselves.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: I found a QUEEN!
Replies: 7
Views: 39

Re: I found a QUEEN!

If the queens are unmated, then they are incapable of creating workers and will be doomed to starve to death.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Caught Sept 4 Toronto
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: Caught Sept 4 Toronto

This is the very peculiar, very late Tetramorium queen. Perhaps she was ejected from co-founding a colony earlier this year. She will probably need to be treated like she is semi-claustral.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Nuptial Flight and Finding Queens
Replies: 5
Views: 31

Re: Nuptial Flight and Finding Queens

Depending on how long it stays warm, we often see queens all the way into October. Lasius, in particular, like to fly late.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Lasius
Replies: 21
Views: 133

Re: Lasius

Will230145 wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:42 pm
None of those species live in Pennsylvania.
https://www.antweb.org/images.do?subfamily=formicinae&genus=formica&rank=genus&adm1Name=Pennsylvania&countryName=United%20States

For a more complete list, check out antmaps.org.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Lasius
Replies: 21
Views: 133

Re: Lasius

I wanna see the shininess on the third plate of her gaster. Since there is silvery pubescence on the second tergite, we at least know that she isn't from the fusca complex of the fusca group (i.e. Formica subaenescens, which is what everybody has been mistaking for Formica fusca).