Two gorgeous suspected Campo Queens Need ID

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Barfdog
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Two gorgeous suspected Campo Queens Need ID

Post: # 21385Post Barfdog
Fri May 19, 2017 5:34 pm

Hello,

I caught these on May 4th and May 6th in Flagstaff Arizona in the woods. I found one in a dead, fallen over tree. I found the other one in my girlfriends cabin(in the bedroom to be exact). It was also great because I had just started vacuuming the floor and we were about to leave and go back home and she ran out from wherever she was hiding because vacuum I guess :lol: .

Characteristics: Very fast(I mean quick as lightning) , odd and long looking feet, I think a little over 2cm long! Approximately 21-23mm I think. I included the measurement photo.

I saw many of these queens over the weekend and the hardest part was capturing them! They were very fast. They seem enourmous to me and I think it was because Flagstaffs elevation is roughly 6,900ft and Phoenix is roughly 1,100. However only about an hour and half drive north.

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Here's a link to another set of three, Imgur is being a pain and not letting me grab the BB code links easily because it keep scrolling and reprocessing the images and flashing. If anything all the pictures will be on my imgur profile you can get to from the images.

Also two or three weeks ago when I got them you could easily see the wing sores and scars, it was so interesting, the flesh around the scars looked all red like a fresh wound; so that's how I know they were freshly mated because you could see there scars so well I wish I got images of those..
http://imgur.com/a/m520j


Antmaps reference all Native Camponotus for Arizona(Might save BatSpiderFish one google search thanks in advance):

Camponotus absquatulator
Camponotus acutirostris
Camponotus americanus
Camponotus bakeri
Camponotus decipiens
Camponotus essigi
Camponotus festinatus
Camponotus fragilis
Camponotus fumidus
Camponotus herculeanus
Camponotus hyatti
Camponotus laevigatus
Camponotus maccooki
Camponotus microps
Camponotus mina
Camponotus modoc
Camponotus nearcticus
Camponotus novaeboracensis
Camponotus ocreatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Camponotus pudorosus
Camponotus sansabeanus
Camponotus sayi
Camponotus schaefferi
Camponotus semitestaceus
Camponotus snellingi
Camponotus texanus
Camponotus trepidulus
Camponotus ulcerosus
Camponotus vafer
Camponotus vicinus
Keeper of:

Veromessor Pergandei (2 colony's)
Brachymrmex Patagonicus (Many)
Camponotus Laevigatus (2)

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Re: Two gorgeous suspected Campo Queens Need ID

Post: # 21386Post Batspiderfish
Fri May 19, 2017 6:51 pm

Camponotus laevigatus
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

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Barfdog
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Re: Two gorgeous suspected Campo Queens Need ID

Post: # 21387Post Barfdog
Fri May 19, 2017 7:15 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 6:51 pm
Camponotus laevigatus
Thank you very much!
Why aren't you a mod or admin yet?
your easily the most helpful person on the forum.
Keeper of:

Veromessor Pergandei (2 colony's)
Brachymrmex Patagonicus (Many)
Camponotus Laevigatus (2)

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Re: Two gorgeous suspected Campo Queens Need ID

Post: # 21389Post Batspiderfish
Fri May 19, 2017 7:37 pm

Barfdog wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 7:15 pm
Batspiderfish wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 6:51 pm
Camponotus laevigatus
Thank you very much!
Why aren't you a mod or admin yet?
your easily the most helpful person on the forum.
Image
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

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Re: Two gorgeous suspected Campo Queens Need ID

Post: # 21396Post xTNxANTMANx
Fri May 19, 2017 11:28 pm

Lol, and that's why I love this forum! :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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Re: Two gorgeous suspected Campo Queens Need ID

Post: # 21400Post Barfdog
Sat May 20, 2017 2:02 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 7:37 pm
Barfdog wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 7:15 pm
Batspiderfish wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 6:51 pm
Camponotus laevigatus
Thank you very much!
Why aren't you a mod or admin yet?
your easily the most helpful person on the forum.
Image
One of these days I'm just gonna make a post that's a compilation of everyone that has ever said thank you to on the forum :lol:
Keeper of:

Veromessor Pergandei (2 colony's)
Brachymrmex Patagonicus (Many)
Camponotus Laevigatus (2)

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Re: Two gorgeous suspected Campo Queens Need ID

Post: # 21545Post BleedingRaindrops
Mon May 22, 2017 6:22 pm


One of these days I'm just gonna make a post that's a compilation of everyone that has ever said thank you to on the forum :lol:
Oh dear. I think I've been forgetting. :shock:
Ants kept
Nylanderia sp.
Camponotus sp.
Paratrechina Longicornis
Pheidole sp.

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