identifying a south Floridian ant 1/15/16

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michaelocity
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identifying a south Floridian ant 1/15/16

Post: # 16038Post michaelocity
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:15 am

I have gotten my first queen ant. These ants were found in southern Florida around the city of Miami. May someone please tell me what species of ants these are and how to properly care for them. The ant seem to be tired and sees to go on the wet cotton and relax there. I found this ant in my garage and so far i have not seen any like it nearby so o believe that it has already mated. The ant is smaller than a usb cord.

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sorry for the bad photo quality

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Re: identifying a south Floridian ant 1/15/16

Post: # 16040Post Martialis
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:58 am

I belive that it is Solenopsis invicta, but I need better pictures to make sure.
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Re: identifying a south Floridian ant 1/15/16

Post: # 16045Post Firestar987654321
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:23 am

Clearer photos, but mabye Solenopsis
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Re: identifying a south Floridian ant 1/15/16

Post: # 16046Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:32 am

If you can't see the queen in your pictures, then neither can we. You also need to include measurements.
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Re: identifying a south Floridian ant 1/15/16

Post: # 16047Post michaelocity
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:53 am

the ant seems to be half a usb(40cm~ or 400mm~) as shown in a previous photo*

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Re: identifying a south Floridian ant 1/15/16

Post: # 16049Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:52 pm

So the ants are over a foot long? That's amazing. There's no true substitute for an actual measuring tool. ;)

Unless any of them are 8mm or larger, they are probably all Pheidole -- no chance at identifying the species without some exceptionally intense macro.
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Re: identifying a south Floridian ant 1/15/16

Post: # 16051Post michaelocity
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:58 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:So the ants are over a foot long? That's amazing. There's no true substitute for an actual measuring tool. ;)

Unless any of them are 8mm or larger, they are probably all Pheidole -- no chance at identifying the species without some exceptionally intense macro.
yeah sorry about that when i actually measured it it was 4.5mm or 0.45cm (i forgot the decimal in my original results :? )

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Re: identifying a south Floridian ant 1/15/16

Post: # 16054Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:51 pm

Most likely Pheidole, then. Thank you for embedding your pictures!
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Re: identifying a south Floridian ant 1/15/16

Post: # 16069Post Martialis
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:21 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:Most likely Pheidole, then. Thank you for embedding your pictures!
I was thinking that or invicta, but with the new info, I'd say Pheidole.
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Re: identifying a south Floridian ant 1/15/16

Post: # 16075Post michaelocity
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:55 pm

does it seem to have mated and what species is it?

Also, is this the right for this question?

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