Ant (worker) ID

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Ant (worker) ID

Post: # 32326Post tiger01vincent
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:21 am

Hi, I have a bush outside my house, and on/under it lives some really nice looking ant species! I so badly want to know what they are! I have posted a youtube video where I show one as a stock clip, is it enough for you to ID the worker? Thanks alot!

You can see it from 0:08 to 0:25 Please say if you need more clips of it, thanks alot :D
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Re: Ant (worker) ID

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Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:22 am

Whoops forgot the link XD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pId550a-DoI&t=13s
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Re: ID Request

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Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:27 am

Formica Sp, Perhaps?
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Re: Ant (worker) ID

Post: # 32331Post Batspiderfish
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:32 am

If you want badly to know what they are, I would take photographs and provide measurements (as per the rules).

A 1080p video has the same resolution as a 2 megapixel photograph, so there is very little potential for fine detail.
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Re: Ant (worker) ID

Post: # 32429Post tiger01vincent
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:43 pm

Ye, I would take some photos, if they whren't in hibernation RN... but I have uploaded another video actually, where they appear as stock footage from 0:42 - 0:51 (sec) Pleeeease check it out :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5DNRx2gYuk

I beliave that the ones in that video are majors tho, just so u know... Not exceeding 1cm....The footage was taken in summer... so a while ago ;)

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Re: ID Request

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Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:22 pm

Sticking With Formica Sp.
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 32472Post tiger01vincent
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:02 am

Phoenix wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:22 pm
Sticking With Formica Sp.
Alright, nice. U think that they might be flavius maybie?
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Re: Ant (worker) ID

Post: # 32480Post Batspiderfish
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:09 pm

Camponotus is the only genus in your area (and mine) with a distinct major caste. These are probably Formica cinerea or F. lemani because of the silvery hairiness.
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Re: Ant (worker) ID

Post: # 32500Post tiger01vincent
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:32 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:09 pm
Camponotus is the only genus in your area (and mine) with a distinct major caste. These are probably Formica cinerea or F. lemani because of the silvery hairiness.
Wheeey! It looks like a Formica cinerea!! Thanks man! u da best ;)
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Re: Ant (worker) ID

Post: # 32501Post Batspiderfish
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:55 am

Formica sp. is what we know. I wouldn't call it either of those for sure without matching it to a key or species description.
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