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by Nathant
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID Columbia SC
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: Queen ID Columbia SC

arroavantho wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:31 pm
That's a neat idea, although I do not know how to do that! Where can I find info on making an insect collection?
http://www.formiculture.com/index.php/topic/801-pinning-ants-for-viewing-under-microscope
by Nathant
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID needed in Maine
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Queen ID needed in Maine

Given it's light color, there's a good chance it's Lasius flavus or Lasius nearcticus.
by Nathant
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Is formiculture down?
Replies: 20
Views: 484

Re: Is formiculture down?

Oh thank god, I thought it was only me. I'm surprised it isn't back up yet.
by Nathant
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: I may have caught a queen?
Replies: 21
Views: 452

Re: I may have caught a queen?

Please take a measurement with a ruler. This looks like a Lasius sp. queen. She is about 7-8mm's I think, it was kind of hard to measure her as she kept moving around. I'm pretty sure it's either a lasius niger or neglectus one, both seem to live here in Sweden too. I've had her for a little over a...
by Nathant
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Interesting ant behaviour - new to me - new to this
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Interesting ant behaviour - new to me - new to this

1sttimeantfarm wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:17 pm
Could be larvae. They take them back and continue to care for them.
No, they're pupae. That gray one looks ready to eclose.
by Nathant
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: I may have caught a queen?
Replies: 21
Views: 452

Re: I may have caught a queen?

idahoantgirl wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:28 pm
Considering the time of year she was caught, I would suggest Lasius Neoniger.
There's no L. neoniger in Eurasia.
by Nathant
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identification issues!
Replies: 16
Views: 233

Re: Identification issues!

Jadeninja9 wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:16 pm
That's Lasius

I agree.
by Nathant
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identification issues!
Replies: 16
Views: 233

Re: Identification issues!

Yes we need better pictures. Trying using some light, the results will be much better.

If the measurements are that accurate, Lasius is more likely.
by Nathant
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Lasius ID
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Lasius ID

Found today in Rhode Island after rain. https://imgur.com/gallery/QOEHA Lasius neoniger Umm, we will need MUCH better pictures (closeups of the antenall scapes and mandibles) in order to differentiate it from L. alienus and L. pallitarsis . Given the time of year, L. alienus is a good bet but you n...
by Nathant
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: I may have caught a queen?
Replies: 21
Views: 452

Re: I may have caught a queen?

Please take a measurement with a ruler. This looks like a Lasius sp. queen.