West African Species ID

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West African Species ID

Post: # 1260Post Mauritaniants
Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:38 am

Hello all,

Can anybody identify these 3 different any species?
I caught them last night after it rained and they were in swarms. These are found in West Africa.
The black and yellow one seems like a camponotus. They're a little over 1.5 cm in length.
Here is a reference site I tried using to id them.
http://antsofafrica.org/ant_species_2012/contents.htm


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Re: West African Species ID

Post: # 1265Post Mauritaniants
Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:09 pm

Thanks!
I guess I'm not really concerned about the species right now, I'm just more concerned on wether these are fully claustral species or partia so I'll know how to care for them on these first couple of weeks.
I'm really excited about the black camponotus and the golden sheen on her gaster. I saw some workers of her species and their gasters definitely has a bit more distinct/shinier golden sheen like this Camponotus Orthonotomyrmex
http://antsofafrica.org/ant_species_2012/camponotus/camponotus/orthonotomyrmex.htm

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