Unidentified Queen

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EthanC
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Location: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada

Unidentified Queen

Post: # 27083Post EthanC
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:08 pm

I was out searching when I saw this queen. I decided to catch it. Can anyone help me find out what kind of ant it is? I live in canada, and when I saw it, I immediately thought, "Fire Ant". I want to be sure, as I've heard fire ants can be difficult to keep. It has a red head, and abdomen, but the thorax is a reddish-orange

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Unidentified Queen

Post: # 27092Post Batspiderfish
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:03 pm

With no measurement nor pictures, there are many different ants this could be.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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