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by Batspiderfish
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Species identification
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Species identification

The species is right, but I can't tell if it is a queen or a worker from the underside.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: the winter queens
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: the winter queens

They are all Lasius umbratus queens.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Please help me identify
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Please help me identify

They are larvae that were presumably produced by the colony's actual queen, but workers and unfertilized queens will also lay haploid eggs which turn into males.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Formica Queen
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Formica Queen

Formica subsericea

Don't forget your measurements with every ID...
by Batspiderfish
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Please help me identify
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Please help me identify

Camponotus pennsylvanicus. Doesn't look like you got the colony's queen. These are unmated queens and males, along with some workers. The rest are probably underground. At least they will be one of the earlier ants to fly next summer.
by Batspiderfish
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Is feeding necessary right now?
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Is feeding necessary right now?

When they have a foraging area, they can feed at their own discretion. Just make sure to replace the food after it dries out.
by Batspiderfish
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: South west Florida home
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: South west Florida home

Not native, but they're definitely there.
by Batspiderfish
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: URGENT:PARASETIC QUEEN ANT
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: URGENT:PARASETIC QUEEN ANT

If you can take better photographs and provide a measurement, then there will be more to work with. The fact that there's more than one petiole means that she's not related to the Lasius you found her with.
by Batspiderfish
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: URGENT:PARASETIC QUEEN ANT
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: URGENT:PARASETIC QUEEN ANT

are all social parasites the same genus as the species as their host? For the most part, yes, but the taxonomy hasn't quite caught up with this trend. The likes of Polyergus and Strongylognathus are still distinct genera, even though they are they are so closely related to their host species. With ...
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: URGENT:PARASETIC QUEEN ANT
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: URGENT:PARASETIC QUEEN ANT

Not a social parasite. Looks like Tetramorium bicarinatum, but we would need better pictures and an actual measurement to do a proper ID.