Queen ant identification request

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Barfdog
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Queen ant identification request

Post: # 18048Post Barfdog
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:51 am

Caught 3/12/17 in Phoenix AZ crawling up the wall near my work back entrance at night around 8:00pm
Size: 5mm approximately
Characteristics: very fast, still has wings
Thank you!

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Queen ant identification request

Post: # 18056Post Batspiderfish
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:00 pm

Looks like Brachymyrmex sp.
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

martinnate
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Re: Queen ant identification request

Post: # 18063Post martinnate
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:37 pm

Congrats, I had a queen Brachymyrmex once, be careful, she laid a small clutch of eggs and after 6 workers she died. Now all I have is her small colony left. Good luck with her.

Barfdog
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Re: Queen ant identification request

Post: # 18112Post Barfdog
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:43 am

martinnate wrote:
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:37 pm
Congrats, I had a queen Brachymyrmex once, be careful, she laid a small clutch of eggs and after 6 workers she died. Now all I have is her small colony left. Good luck with her.


Thanks for the heads up. I'm just hoping shes mated. How long did you have her tubed before she laid? And did you use a heating source? I'm wondering if I should. Thanks

martinnate
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Re: Queen ant identification request

Post: # 18120Post martinnate
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:56 pm

Well 1st I should tell u her back story :-) I saved her from my small water garden, she was swimming for her life, I test tubed her and within a week she started laying, several weeks later she had 6 very small workers, then I found her dead a week or 2 after. IDK if it was something I did b/c I tried to feed her. I gave honey and cricket legs. It looked like the workers were eating. Some of her workers now have extreemly large gasters and it seems like the colony is still growin. There are now about 20 workers.

Barfdog
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Re: Queen ant identification request

Post: # 18121Post Barfdog
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:36 pm

martinnate wrote:
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:56 pm
Well 1st I should tell u her back story :-) I saved her from my small water garden, she was swimming for her life, I test tubed her and within a week she started laying, several weeks later she had 6 very small workers, then I found her dead a week or 2 after. IDK if it was something I did b/c I tried to feed her. I gave honey and cricket legs. It looked like the workers were eating. Some of her workers now have extreemly large gasters and it seems like the colony is still growin. There are now about 20 workers.

I found her at about 8pm on the wall of my work near the back entrance. I scooped her up and she didn't fly away so I was pretty sure she was a queen, she just started bolting down my arm everytime I moved her between fingers. I walked over to my car with her running all over me and got my snap cap from my car. Then I DROPPED HER in the parking lot on the black as-fault and thought I'd never find her, and I did thankfully.

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Re: Queen ant identification request

Post: # 18214Post Canadiananter
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:39 pm

Brachymyrmex sp. I would say obsurcior or pantagonicus

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