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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Tapinoma sessile

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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Tetramorium caespitum

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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?
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

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.
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

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 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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