Maryland March 5 4mm

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DrPants
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Maryland March 5 4mm

Post: # 17931Post DrPants
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:26 pm

I caught this queen when her colony decided to move her into a cereal box in my cupboard. I quickly tossed her and some workers in a ziplock with a test tube setup and she has started laying eggs after just a couple days.

4-5mm long, Maryland, Caught March 5

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Re: Maryland March 5 4mm

Post: # 17932Post Martialis
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:32 pm

The queen or workers?
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Tapinoma sessile

Tetramorium caespitum

Camponotus chromaiodes

Selliing:

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DrPants
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Re: Maryland March 5 4mm

Post: # 17933Post DrPants
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:34 pm

The queen

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Re: Maryland March 5 4mm

Post: # 17935Post Batspiderfish
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:37 pm

Tapinoma sessile.
Links:
Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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Post: # 17937Post DrPants
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:11 pm

thank you

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Re: Maryland March 5 4mm

Post: # 17980Post SpeciesK
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:03 am

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapinoma_sessile) says:
"Little is known about the lifespan of the ant, though it has been shown that queens live at least 8 months (and probably much longer), workers at least a few months (and show every indication of living as long as queens), while males appear to live only approximately a week."
So you could be the one who tells science how long they live.

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Re: Maryland March 5 4mm

Post: # 18007Post Batspiderfish
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:45 pm

My colony lived for five years before a hibernation accident killed them.
Links:
Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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