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by Batspiderfish
Tue May 23, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Small queen caught in Texas
Replies: 2
Views: 8

Re: Small queen caught in Texas

Can you check the measurements? 6mm isn't that small. Looks like Brachymyrmex sp.
by Batspiderfish
Tue May 23, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: [Toronto] Need to Identify Lasius sp.
Replies: 1
Views: 5

Re: [Toronto] Need to Identify Lasius sp.

Not detailed enough for identification. Keep in mind that ID requests require measurements. The first worker could be Lasius , but it's hard to tell. The second worker could also be Formica , but again, it isn't that clear. The other workers are probably the same species. Not Solenopsis nor Monomori...
by Batspiderfish
Tue May 23, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help with ID?
Replies: 26
Views: 184

Re: Help with ID?

This is definitely Lasius. L. alienus, by the looks of the propodeum, but the absence of erect hairs on the antennal scapes is the surer signifier between that and Lasius neoniger.
by Batspiderfish
Tue May 23, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help with ID?
Replies: 26
Views: 184

Re: Help with ID?

These are Lasius , although we can't tell which species without a clear view of the antennae. This species will work, regardless -- just try to gently extract specimens from inside a nest, not foragers. Just as a little macro tip, to start out: I usually shoot at high apertures (f16-22) at 1/200s, w...
by Batspiderfish
Sun May 21, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Hi I'd these queens please.
Replies: 7
Views: 56

Re: Hi I'd these queens please.

Sorry for no response. I would be hesitant tackling Australian ants without better pictures.
by Batspiderfish
Sun May 21, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Confirmation of Lasius umbratus
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: Confirmation of Lasius umbratus

L. umbratus. They are still out in abundance after hibernation. I expect to keep finding them until late June.
by Batspiderfish
Sun May 21, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: What species is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 20

Re: What species is this?

This link looks like it goes to your mail account, which none of us would have permission to see.
by Batspiderfish
Sun May 21, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Adding larvae
Replies: 3
Views: 16

Re: Adding larvae

How did you find the queen?
by Batspiderfish
Sun May 21, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identify Please Rhode Island
Replies: 12
Views: 54

Re: Identify Please Rhode Island

No Camponotus ligniperda in North America. By her small size, this looks like Camponotus nearcticus, or possibly C. caryae, depending on whether there are hairs on her cheeks.
by Batspiderfish
Sat May 20, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help with ID?
Replies: 26
Views: 184

Re: Help with ID?

Flash is essential. If you have one or more external flashes which you can place away from the camera body and aim, that is ideal. Also: diffusion.