Night queen swarm SW Florida

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FloridAnt
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Night queen swarm SW Florida

Post: # 22854Post FloridAnt
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:02 pm

Dark queen swarming with others near lights at night by a storage facility surrounded by what appears to be pine/needle trees and there was males to I assume of the same species sinc they look similar only a size difference and flatter gasters but I did not notice any mating and she is 9mm
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FloridAnt
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Re: Night queen swarm SW Florida

Post: # 22859Post FloridAnt
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:53 pm

Also they are still capable of flight

123LordOfAnts123
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Re: Night queen swarm SW Florida

Post: # 22863Post 123LordOfAnts123
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:23 am

This is Camponotus sexguttatus, an introduced arboreal species quickly establishing itself in southern and central portions of the state.

FloridAnt
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Re: Night queen swarm SW Florida

Post: # 22867Post FloridAnt
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:44 am

I have noticed there workers before and thought they possible might be arboreal but to think there invasive! Thank you! Also do you have an idea on how to keep a arboreal camponotus species?

AntsAreAwesome
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Re: Night queen swarm SW Florida

Post: # 23042Post AntsAreAwesome
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:04 am

123LordOfAnts123 wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:23 am
This is Camponotus sexguttatus, an introduced arboreal species quickly establishing itself in southern and central portions of the state.
This looks oddly familiar to my queens also caught in south Florida, also swarming at night, also 9 mm, and also camponotus. How do I take care of arboreal?

Here is the link to my ID request. She is one of the three that I needed IDed at the time. Perhaps I need a new ID :shock:

http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=3386

123LordOfAnts123
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Re: Night queen swarm SW Florida

Post: # 23049Post 123LordOfAnts123
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:42 pm

AntsAreAwesome wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:04 am
123LordOfAnts123 wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:23 am
This is Camponotus sexguttatus, an introduced arboreal species quickly establishing itself in southern and central portions of the state.
This looks oddly familiar to my queens also caught in south Florida, also swarming at night, also 9 mm, and also camponotus. How do I take care of arboreal?


Here is the link to my ID request. She is one of the three that I needed IDed at the time. Perhaps I need a new ID :shock:

http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=3386
Those are indeed also Camponotus sexguttatus. C. nearcticus is much less common if barely present at all past south Central Florida. Perhaps this owes to the success of this similarly sized exotic; they're taking up the available niche.

AntsAreAwesome
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Re: Night queen swarm SW Florida

Post: # 23059Post AntsAreAwesome
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:41 pm

123LordOfAnts123 wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:42 pm
AntsAreAwesome wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:04 am
123LordOfAnts123 wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:23 am
This is Camponotus sexguttatus, an introduced arboreal species quickly establishing itself in southern and central portions of the state.
This looks oddly familiar to my queens also caught in south Florida, also swarming at night, also 9 mm, and also camponotus. How do I take care of arboreal?


Here is the link to my ID request. She is one of the three that I needed IDed at the time. Perhaps I need a new ID :shock:

http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=3386
Those are indeed also Camponotus sexguttatus. C. nearcticus is much less common if barely present at all past south Central Florida. Perhaps this owes to the success of this similarly sized exotic; they're taking up the available niche.
Ok thanks. Is there anything different in caring for them than any other ants?

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