Found a queen in a acorn can yall ID?

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Sargentnoid
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Found a queen in a acorn can yall ID?

Post: # 37525Post Sargentnoid
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:56 pm

Found this queen when I cracked open a acorn. Sorry for the poor photos it's hard to photograph a black ant (I need a better camera). found in central Arkansas

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TheRealAntMan
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Re: Found a queen in a acorn can yall ID?

Post: # 37529Post TheRealAntMan
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:09 pm

Crematogater Sp.
Currently keeping:
C. Pennsylvanicus
Founding:
C. Pennsylvanicus

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antnest8
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Re: Found a queen in a acorn can yall ID?

Post: # 37807Post antnest8
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:23 am

What!? crematogaster live in acorns too!

Thats now temnotharax, tapinoma, and crematogaster
keeper of
2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 Myrmica queen
1 tapinoma sessile colony

Sargentnoid
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Re: Found a queen in a acorn can yall ID?

Post: # 37815Post Sargentnoid
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:38 am

Ya not sure how long she could have stayed in there it was a tiny pin oak acorn she couldn't even stretch out straight.
Also think I just found another queen of the same type this morning

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antnest8
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Re: Found a queen in a acorn can yall ID?

Post: # 37820Post antnest8
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:15 am

I think its
Crematogaster lineolata
or Crematogaster cerasi
keeper of
2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 Myrmica queen
1 tapinoma sessile colony

AntsDakota
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Re: Found a queen in a acorn can yall ID?

Post: # 37840Post AntsDakota
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:18 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:15 am
I think its
Crematogaster lineolata
or Crematogaster cerasi
Both and only those 2 species live in South Dakota. What a coincidence.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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