February 25th, South Singapore

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WitchDoc
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February 25th, South Singapore

Post: # 17773Post WitchDoc
Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:57 am

Hi, I have a few queens and they were all caught on the 25th of February. I'm unsure their genus and I'm wondering if anyone could help my identify them. :D

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This is the first one. She's around 7mm and is reddish brown. No reaction when exposed to the light and just stayed still the whole time I was taking the picture.

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This is the second queen. She's about the size of the first one, at around 6mm and I guess you could say she's a little brown. She had little movements and adjusted some cotton when I brought her into the light. Other than that, she stayed pretty still.

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And, this is the last one. She is bigger than the other two at 11-12mm and is black. She scurried around the test tube frantically when I brought her out and could be seen carrying her eggs around in her mouth. Also, her eggs seem to have some reddish color to it compared to the white color of the other two.

Please help me identify these queens! Also, if you need clearer pictures, please let know and I'll try my best! :D

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Re: February 25th, South Singapore

Post: # 17775Post Martialis
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:41 pm

Can you get clearer pictures?
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Re: February 25th, South Singapore

Post: # 17778Post Phoenix
Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:40 pm

Second one looks like a (Solepnosis) species to me.
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Re: February 25th, South Singapore

Post: # 17779Post Martialis
Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:07 pm

Perhaps. Crematogaster is another very viable possibility.
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Re: February 25th, South Singapore

Post: # 17811Post WitchDoc
Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:48 pm

Can you tell whether any of the queens are claustral or semi-claustral?
Martialis wrote:
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:41 pm
Can you get clearer pictures?
Sure! I'll try to take clearer pictures tonight. ;)

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Re: February 25th, South Singapore

Post: # 17826Post WitchDoc
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:53 am

Martialis wrote:
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:41 pm
Can you get clearer pictures?
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Are these better?

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Re: February 25th, South Singapore

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Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:59 am

Judging their gasters, it's safe to say they're all fully-claustral species.
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Re: February 25th, South Singapore

Post: # 17828Post Martialis
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:17 am

I believe the first one is Solenopsis sp. and Crematogaster sp.
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Re: February 25th, South Singapore

Post: # 17840Post WitchDoc
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:11 pm

Phoenix wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:59 am
Judging their gasters, it's safe to say they're all fully-claustral species.
Thanks a lot!!

Martialis wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:17 am
I believe the first one is Solenopsis sp. and Crematogaster sp.
Could you specify on which post please?

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Re: February 25th, South Singapore

Post: # 17843Post Martialis
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:32 pm

WitchDoc wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:11 pm

Thanks a lot!!

Martialis wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:17 am
I believe the first one is Solenopsis sp. and Crematogaster sp.
Could you specify on which post please?
Your very first one.
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