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Tiny Tetramoriam Queen

Post: # 18356Post AntsSA
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:49 am

I caught a queen last Wednesday
She laid eggs today hooray
http://imgur.com/a/BBH1U
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atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
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Re: Tiny Tetramoriam Queen

Post: # 18358Post Batspiderfish
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:51 am

Doesn't look like Tetramorium to me. That head is too shiny.
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Re: Tiny Tetramoriam Queen

Post: # 18366Post idahoantgirl
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:46 am

AntsSA wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:49 am
I caught a queen last Wednesday
She laid eggs today hooray
http://imgur.com/a/BBH1U
Yeah, I'm not convinced that is tetramorium. Too shiny, and too roundish shaped. Teteramorium almost have more rectangular features if that makes any sense. Can we see more pictures of her? Also a measurement and location.
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yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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Re: Tiny Tetramoriam Queen

Post: # 18367Post Martialis
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:51 am

idahoantgirl wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:46 am
AntsSA wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:49 am
I caught a queen last Wednesday
She laid eggs today hooray
http://imgur.com/a/BBH1U
Yeah, I'm not convinced that is tetramorium. Too shiny, and too roundish shaped. Teteramorium almost have more rectangular features if that makes any sense. Can we see more pictures of her? Also a measurement and location.
It already exists. An ID thread was posted earlier.
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Re: Tiny Tetramoriam Queen

Post: # 18371Post xTNxANTMANx
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:14 pm

It kinda resembles my Tapinoma sessile Queen. I'm probably wrong though LOL.
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Lasius sp x2 (founding)
Pheidole sp. x4
Tetramorium caspitum x2

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Re: Tiny Tetramoriam Queen

Post: # 18373Post Martialis
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:37 pm

A 5 millimeter Tapinoma queen would be huge.
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Re: Tiny Tetramoriam Queen

Post: # 18374Post xTNxANTMANx
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:39 pm

I must have not seen where it said 5 millimeters LOL. That would be huge
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Pheidole sp. x4
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Re: Tiny Tetramoriam Queen

Post: # 18376Post Batspiderfish
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:55 pm

Tapinoma queens average at about 4.5mm, so that's a bit of an exaggeration. Definitely the wrong subfamily, though.
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Re: Tiny Tetramoriam Queen

Post: # 18380Post Martialis
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:08 pm

Are they really?
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Re: Tiny Tetramoriam Queen

Post: # 18381Post xTNxANTMANx
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:49 pm

Come to think of it, mine is about 4mm...
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Lasius sp x2 (founding)
Pheidole sp. x4
Tetramorium caspitum x2

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