Could this be a queen?

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Theturtguy
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Could this be a queen?

Post: # 21201Post Theturtguy
Mon May 15, 2017 8:08 am

I'm from singapore, and I caught this after it rained: http://imgur.com/a/P31LQ
What could it be?

Martialis
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Re: Could this be a queen?

Post: # 21202Post Martialis
Mon May 15, 2017 9:18 am

No need to double post. ;)
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Formica sp.

Tetramorium caespitum

Camponotus chromaiodes

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Martialis
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Re: Could this be a queen?

Post: # 21203Post Martialis
Mon May 15, 2017 9:32 am

It won't let me edit my post. :/ Anyways, how long is your queen?
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Formica sp.

Tetramorium caespitum

Camponotus chromaiodes

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Could this be a queen?

Post: # 21205Post Batspiderfish
Mon May 15, 2017 10:37 am

Looks like Carebara sp. I assume she is pretty big?
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Theturtguy
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Re: Could this be a queen?

Post: # 21211Post Theturtguy
Mon May 15, 2017 12:00 pm

It's around 25mm long. It has been constantly trying to climb the walls of the container and falling for 5 hours straight :|

Theturtguy
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Re: Could this be a queen?

Post: # 21212Post Theturtguy
Mon May 15, 2017 12:18 pm

Is there an alternative for the test tube setup with household items? Can i out some soil in? If not I should let it go soon..

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Could this be a queen?

Post: # 21213Post Batspiderfish
Mon May 15, 2017 12:42 pm

You could start her off in a jar full of dirt. You might need to mist the soil if it gets dry, although I have no specific knowledge for the care of this species.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

xTNxANTMANx
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Re: Could this be a queen?

Post: # 21215Post xTNxANTMANx
Mon May 15, 2017 2:34 pm

Wow she's absolutely stunning. I love the way she looks to. Very nice catch my friend.
Keeping:
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi
Crematogaster missouriensis
Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Lasius sp x2
Pheidole sp. x3
Tetramorium immigrans x2
Unknown sp.

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