2 ant queens pheidole or solenopsis

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Re: 2 ant queens pheidole or solenopsis

Post: # 19652Post Martialis
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:22 pm

Possible Solenopsis. If you do try video, use more light. We should be able to ID them then.
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Re: 2 ant queens pheidole or solenopsis

Post: # 19654Post FloridAnt
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:28 pm

I tried doing a video on imgur but it said not supported :cry:

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Re: 2 ant queens pheidole or solenopsis

Post: # 19655Post FloridAnt
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:35 pm

Image
She was pretty aggressive and bit the tool I used to transfer her into a different container

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Re: ID Request

Post: # 19692Post Phoenix
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:37 am

Host it, on Youtube.
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Re: 2 ant queens pheidole or solenopsis

Post: # 19697Post FloridAnt
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:52 am

Can you explain how I do that pls?

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Re: 2 ant queens pheidole or solenopsis

Post: # 19734Post AntsMclama
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:55 pm

The one without wings looks like pheidole sp. To me. Edit: thinking could be Camonotus after comparing the ants in another post and this quote.
Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:16 pm
Camponotus americanus. C. pennsylvanicus can sometimes have orange legs like that.


To upload to youtube, using your phone... uh... first you need an account and log into it with the youtube app on your phone.
Towards the right you will see a persons silhouette, click that and it should say account. You will then see a mostly red camera circle to the right. Click that and you can select a video to upload, or use your camera to record a new video cor upload.
From there just follow on screen instructions and will till uploaded. Once you have that you can click the share button and get a direct link for the youtube video.
From desktop... uh.. log in and there is an upload (text) button at the top right.

But honestly, i think pictures are better. From my understanding the best areas to film are...
The side, for the mesosoma (middle piece) and the petiole (connects middle and gastor back piece)
A front head piece for mandibles and antennae.

More light, and a "clear" picture, not nessesary close, but a clear picture.

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Re: 2 ant queens pheidole or solenopsis

Post: # 19746Post Martialis
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:26 am

AntsMclama wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:55 pm
The one without wings looks like pheidole sp. To me. Edit: thinking could be Camonotus after comparing the ants in another post and this quote.
Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:16 pm
Camponotus americanus. C. pennsylvanicus can sometimes have orange legs like that.


To upload to youtube, using your phone... uh... first you need an account and log into it with the youtube app on your phone.
Towards the right you will see a persons silhouette, click that and it should say account. You will then see a mostly red camera circle to the right. Click that and you can select a video to upload, or use your camera to record a new video cor upload.
From there just follow on screen instructions and will till uploaded. Once you have that you can click the share button and get a direct link for the youtube video.
From desktop... uh.. log in and there is an upload (text) button at the top right.

But honestly, i think pictures are better. From my understanding the best areas to film are...
The side, for the mesosoma (middle piece) and the petiole (connects middle and gastor back piece)
A front head piece for mandibles and antennae.

More light, and a "clear" picture, not nessesary close, but a clear picture.
Camponotus have only one petiole.
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Re: 2 ant queens pheidole or solenopsis

Post: # 19763Post Batspiderfish
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:10 am

I agree with Pheidole.
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Re: 2 ant queens pheidole or solenopsis

Post: # 19926Post Aaron567
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:50 am

This is Pheidole, I'm thinking Pheidole littoralis.
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My queens still founding a colony are:
Strumigenys sp.

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Re: 2 ant queens pheidole or solenopsis

Post: # 20367Post CreeperUniverse
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:06 pm

FloridAnt wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:53 pm
I will try just that the closer I get the more unfocus the picture becomes, I'm using an iPhone 6 phone :roll:
Easy. Point a light at her. Then move about 5-6 inches away from her. Then ZOOM in don't move the phone closer. It will be more in focus.
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