What species are these queens? Troy, Michigan.

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1234bc
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What species are these queens? Troy, Michigan.

Post: # 31314Post 1234bc
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:48 pm

I found each of them within the span of three days ( September 11-13 ). Due to me being new to the ant keeping hobby, I have a lack of knowledge when it comes to species identification. Any information helps.

Queen #1
https://imgur.com/a/M3X66

Queen #2
https://imgur.com/a/Pqopb

Queen #3
https://imgur.com/a/66UEx

af4545
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Re: What species are these queens? Troy, Michigan.

Post: # 31316Post af4545
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:53 pm

Ant 1: Lasius Sp.
Ant 2: I think its a drone but im not sure
Ant 3: No idea sorry :lol:
Keeper of: Lasius Niger
Lasius Flavus
Myrmica Rubra

1234bc
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Re: What species are these queens? Troy, Michigan.

Post: # 31319Post 1234bc
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:51 pm

Thanks! I was thinking the 2nd one was a drone as well, but was not sure. There are quite a lot of Camponotus pennsylvanicus ants around my area, and due to it's size I'm thinking it might be a queen of that species.

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Re: What species are these queens? Troy, Michigan.

Post: # 31326Post Batspiderfish
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:21 pm

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.

1234bc
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Re: What species are these queens? Troy, Michigan.

Post: # 31327Post 1234bc
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:03 pm

Were my pictures not clear enough? I don't understand why you posted this link.

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Batspiderfish
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Re: What species are these queens? Troy, Michigan.

Post: # 31330Post Batspiderfish
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:08 pm

No measurements.
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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Re: What species are these queens? Troy, Michigan.

Post: # 31333Post idahoantgirl
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:19 pm

Queen 1: Lasius Neoniger
Ant 2: Drone (male)
Queen 3: best guess: crematogaster???
Proverbs 6:6-8

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.

Keeper of Tetramorium Immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

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Re: ID Request

Post: # 31343Post Phoenix
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:09 am

Lasius Sp, Male Camponotus Drone, Either Pheidole / Tetramorium / Crematogaster Sp.
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Re: What species are these queens? Troy, Michigan.

Post: # 31348Post 1234bc
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:48 am

Thanks!

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