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Queen ID

Post: # 20281Post CreeperUniverse
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:28 am

Hello, sorry if this is in the wrong section, I couldn't find the ID.

Yesterday, I caught 4 queens. I don't wanna pic them right now, but I will in a few days once they've settled in. 1 went in a natural set up and the other 3 in test tubes. For a long time I couldn't figure out what they are. :?: But now, I think they're Crematogaster. They were caught on 4/28/17 when it was 80* Fahrenheit. The past few days were raining. I'll keep you posted!
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Re: Queen ID

Post: # 20288Post Martialis
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:03 am

No way they are Crematogaster. Those are fall and late summer flying ants.
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Aphaenogaster cf. rudis

Tetramorium caespitum

Crematogaster sp.

Tapinoma sessile

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Re: Queen ID

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Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:32 pm

Ok I just caught another one. She is sickly (gets stuck to everything), but I can photograph her. Also, I got some T. Caespitum brood. Can I feed it to one of the queens? I'm worried, because one of 'em has a mite. :geek: Image Image Image Also, they seem to have a little stinger but don't look like T. Caespitum. If they are confirmed TO be T. Caespitum, would the brood be good to give 'em? The brood are 100% T. Caespitum. (Measurements are in Inches)
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Re: Queen ID

Post: # 20303Post CreeperUniverse
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:07 pm

She's missing her front legs, that one. Poor thing keeps on getting stuck and I have to help her. I guess she's doomed.
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Re: Queen ID

Post: # 20304Post Batspiderfish
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:37 pm

Links:
Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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Re: Queen ID

Post: # 20305Post CreeperUniverse
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:41 pm

I doubt it. I believe I've had a Lasius Umbratus queen before. These girl's heads are too small and and their overall size. Their thorax is also too skinny.
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Re: Queen ID

Post: # 20306Post Batspiderfish
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:43 pm

If you are doubting it, maybe provide some better-lit pictures. There aren't too many other possibilities.
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How to take pictures for identification:
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Re: Queen ID

Post: # 20307Post CreeperUniverse
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:51 pm

CreeperUniverse wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:41 pm
I doubt it. I believe I've had a Lasius Umbratus queen before. These girl's heads are too small and and their overall size. Their thorax is also too skinny.
I still have her, but she's moldy and rotten. I've seen social parasites before. These queens look much different. I'll get another pic. Image Image Yeah, Umbratus don't have that little spike on the Petiole I believe. My old queen of them also had a WAY bigger head compared to her gaster. Time will tell...
Gonna be pretty sad if they die. Because there WAS a nuptial flight. Gardeners said thousands of flying ants were all over the place. 2 years of patience is hard.
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Re: Queen ID

Post: # 20311Post CreeperUniverse
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:58 pm

But, if she is a parasite. Can she take Lasius Claviger workers?
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Re: Queen ID

Post: # 20312Post Batspiderfish
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:07 pm

Yeah, this is Lasius umbratus. You should be able to use most kinds of Lasius, but most of the past successes have come from the niger-group.

That spike is called the petiolar scale, and all ants from Formicinae have one.
Links:
Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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