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Cale3459
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New Queen

Post: # 20955Post Cale3459
Wed May 10, 2017 4:14 pm

Caught this little lady while I was working on my motorcycle. She was just moseying along the pavement next to my bike. Caught at 3pm in Illinois. Just a little less than half a centimeter so just a little less than 5 mm. I was thinking Tetramorium but I'm terrible at IDs so I'll wait for Batspiderfish to chime in.
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Camponotus pennsylvanicus
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Martialis
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Re: New Queen

Post: # 20956Post Martialis
Wed May 10, 2017 4:35 pm

Pretty sure this is Tapinoma.
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Tapinoma sessile

Tetramorium caespitum

Camponotus chromaiodes

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Re: New Queen

Post: # 20958Post Cale3459
Wed May 10, 2017 4:48 pm

Martialis wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 4:35 pm
Pretty sure this is Tapinoma.
Could be. I'm terrible at IDs. I normally only keep Camponotus, but when she walks right to you it's like she's asking to be caught.
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Re: New Queen

Post: # 20961Post xTNxANTMANx
Wed May 10, 2017 4:57 pm

It does favor my Tapinoma queen very much so
Keeping:
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x3
Crematogaster cerasi x2
Formica pallidefulva x3
Formica subsericea x3
Pheidole sp. x4
Tapinoma sessile
Tetramorium caspitum x2

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Re: New Queen

Post: # 20987Post Batspiderfish
Wed May 10, 2017 11:20 pm

She's got an acidopore, so probably Nylanderia.
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http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

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http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

xTNxANTMANx
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Re: New Queen

Post: # 20989Post xTNxANTMANx
Wed May 10, 2017 11:32 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 11:20 pm
She's got an acidopore, so probably Nylanderia.
I looked up what the acidopore is, but where is it located exactly? I'll do more research too to see if I can find out :-)
Keeping:
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x3
Crematogaster cerasi x2
Formica pallidefulva x3
Formica subsericea x3
Pheidole sp. x4
Tapinoma sessile
Tetramorium caspitum x2

Martialis
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Re: New Queen

Post: # 21002Post Martialis
Thu May 11, 2017 6:25 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 11:20 pm
She's got an acidopore, so probably Nylanderia.
I caught one of these yesterday too. Thanks for correcting me.
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Tapinoma sessile

Tetramorium caespitum

Camponotus chromaiodes

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Jadeninja9
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Re: New Queen

Post: # 21041Post Jadeninja9
Thu May 11, 2017 4:34 pm

xTNxANTMANx wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 11:32 pm
Batspiderfish wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 11:20 pm
She's got an acidopore, so probably Nylanderia.
I looked up what the acidopore is, but where is it located exactly? I'll do more research too to see if I can find out :-)
it's on the tip of the gaster
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Camponotus Hyatti
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10x Lasius alienus queens

xTNxANTMANx
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Re: New Queen

Post: # 21050Post xTNxANTMANx
Thu May 11, 2017 4:57 pm

Jadeninja9 wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 4:34 pm
xTNxANTMANx wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 11:32 pm
Batspiderfish wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 11:20 pm
She's got an acidopore, so probably Nylanderia.
I looked up what the acidopore is, but where is it located exactly? I'll do more research too to see if I can find out :-)
it's on the tip of the gaster
Yea, I feel dumb for asking after the fact lol.
Keeping:
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x3
Crematogaster cerasi x2
Formica pallidefulva x3
Formica subsericea x3
Pheidole sp. x4
Tapinoma sessile
Tetramorium caspitum x2

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