hairy formica alate?

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hairy formica alate?

Post: # 28574Post Scynthius
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:03 pm

I went out on Sunday after watching the new AntsCanada Video on the weekend, gave me the idea to go try a new spot, Me and my Girlfriend set out with 8 test tubes, we managed to fill each one. i'm pretty sure they are all Formica but to be sure the are all queens and if you are able to tell if they are Formica or not, we brought them home, put them in test tube setups took picture of each and put them away and haven't bothered them. This is my first time catching queens and its been hard to not go and look at them to check on the progress.

We are from central Alberta Canada and they were caught on August 6th.

Also let me know if the quality came through and they are clear enough

as for my guess i think a couple are Formica Podzolica. Also i don't think any of these would be social parasites but tell em what you think. i am most interested in finding out about queen 3 and 5

Queen 1
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Queen 2
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Queen 3 (the only winged one we found)
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Queen 4
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Queen 5 (the only one with a red-ish color to her, might be a thatching?)
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Queen 6
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Queen 7
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Queen 8
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Re: hairy formica alate?

Post: # 28596Post AqdasHassaan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:31 am

5th one seems a worker to me.
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Re: hairy formica alate?

Post: # 28600Post Scynthius
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:49 am

Might just be the angle. I'll try and get some better pictures off her tomorrow or on the weekend

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Re: hairy formica alate?

Post: # 28606Post AqdasHassaan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:49 am

Scynthius wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:49 am
Might just be the angle. I'll try and get some better pictures off her tomorrow or on the weekend
yeah that'd definitely help.
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Re: hairy formica alate?

Post: # 28631Post idahoantgirl
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:39 am

no 5 is definetly a queen. all of them are queens.
Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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Re: hairy formica alate?

Post: # 28636Post ooper01
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:00 am

No 5 may be a social parasite. I just found a couple of them yesterday. Batspiderfish helped me identify them. He pointed me to a great post of his here that talks about them:

http://www.formiculture.com/topic/3252-much-ado-about-the-founding-of-lasius-temporary-social-parasites/
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Re: hairy formica alate?

Post: # 28651Post muhilanirudh
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:26 pm

5th one is a social parcite queen.
KEPPER OF :-

POLYRACHIAS DIVES
ASIAN WEAVER ANT
CREMATOGASTER SP
SOLENOPSIS GEMINATE
PHIDOLE SP
CAMPONUTUS IRRITANS
CAMPONUTUS​ COMPRESSUS

FOUNDING :-
HUNCHBACK ANTS

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Re: hairy formica alate?

Post: # 28652Post muhilanirudh
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:28 pm

5th one is a social parcite queen.
KEPPER OF :-

POLYRACHIAS DIVES
ASIAN WEAVER ANT
CREMATOGASTER SP
SOLENOPSIS GEMINATE
PHIDOLE SP
CAMPONUTUS IRRITANS
CAMPONUTUS​ COMPRESSUS

FOUNDING :-
HUNCHBACK ANTS

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Re: hairy formica alate?

Post: # 28693Post Scynthius
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:25 pm

queen 5 close ups and one with her and her new pupae which she appears to now be taking care of

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Re: hairy formica alate?

Post: # 28786Post abaek2020
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:49 am

Scynthius wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:25 pm
queen 5 close ups and one with her and her new pupae which she appears to now be taking care of

I think it's a Solenopsis geminata or tropical fire ant not certain I'm also a beginner :lol:

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