queen ant from south florida

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michaelocity
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queen ant from south florida

Post: # 18251Post michaelocity
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:46 pm

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This ant was caught in Miami, Florida at March the 18th.

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23mm and she seemed to sometimes sting the cotton when i moved the test tube sometimes

(also she has hairs around her gaster in a ring if that helps)

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Phoenix
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Re: queen ant from south florida

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Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:47 pm

Provide us with some closer & clearer pictures, please.
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Batspiderfish
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Re: queen ant from south florida

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Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:07 pm

Are we sure about the measurement?
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Nathant
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Re: queen ant from south florida

Post: # 18255Post Nathant
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:15 pm

23mm sounds way too big.

AntswerMe
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Re: queen ant from south florida

Post: # 22275Post AntswerMe
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:32 pm

Solenopsis invicta.
Ant species that I keep:
Camponotus floridanus
Solenopsis invicta
Brachymyrmex patagonicus
Pheidole obscurithorax
Pheidole floridana
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis
Ant species soon to keep:
Dorymyrmex bureni
Pogonomyrmex badius
Paratrechina longicornis

Martialis
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Re: queen ant from south florida

Post: # 22277Post Martialis
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:56 pm

AntswerMe wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:32 pm
Solenopsis invicta.
No way to accurately tell with the provided information.
Keeper of

Formica sp.

Tetramorium caespitum

Camponotus chromaiodes

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AntswerMe
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Re: queen ant from south florida

Post: # 22290Post AntswerMe
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:19 pm

Martialis wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:56 pm
AntswerMe wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:32 pm
Solenopsis invicta.
No way to accurately tell with the provided information.
Of course, but just from looking at it it would appear to be this. It's likely, but not definitive.
Ant species that I keep:
Camponotus floridanus
Solenopsis invicta
Brachymyrmex patagonicus
Pheidole obscurithorax
Pheidole floridana
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis
Ant species soon to keep:
Dorymyrmex bureni
Pogonomyrmex badius
Paratrechina longicornis

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