My first orange queen!

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Aquaexploder
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My first orange queen!

Post: # 21305Post Aquaexploder
Wed May 17, 2017 7:31 pm

Found today around 7:55 around 7mm and I think she has a stinger. Please Identify, I am thinking some sort of lasius.

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Founding:

Camponotus herculeanus (x1)

Camponotus nearcticus (x1)

Prenolepis imparis (x3)

Myrmica (Unknown) (x1)

Martialis
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Location: Indiana

Re: My first orange queen!

Post: # 21311Post Martialis
Wed May 17, 2017 8:55 pm

I can't really see her well, but this seems like a queen.
Keeper of

Aphaenogaster cf. rudis

Tetramorium caespitum

Crematogaster sp.

Selliing:

Stennama sp.


xTNxANTMANx
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Location: Western Tennessee

Re: My first orange queen!

Post: # 21323Post xTNxANTMANx
Wed May 17, 2017 11:39 pm

Yep, I agree 100%. I have found four of these little beauties already this year. I let mine go. I'm not ready for a parasite Queen just yet. It would have been a different story if I had more knowledge of the Lasius sp in general.
Keeper of:
Tapinoma sessile
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Founding:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus castaneus
Pheidole sp x5
Formica pallidefulva x3
Colobobsis impressus

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Aquaexploder
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Re: My first orange queen!

Post: # 21327Post Aquaexploder
Thu May 18, 2017 8:11 am

I was going to set her free this morning however when I checked on her in her test tube setup she unfortunately passed away.
Founding:

Camponotus herculeanus (x1)

Camponotus nearcticus (x1)

Prenolepis imparis (x3)

Myrmica (Unknown) (x1)

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