Formica Fusca ID

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antsMAN
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Formica Fusca ID

Post: # 2376Post antsMAN
Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:48 pm

What I believe to be a Formica Fusca, Please confirm. Caught them both August 15 2015, Nova Scotia.

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This one is a bit smaller but I think she is a the same.

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Re: Formica Fusca ID

Post: # 2440Post WillWithAnts
Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:00 am

What's weird is this year I caught 3 Formica Fusca queens and none of them layed :x
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Re: Formica Fusca ID

Post: # 2481Post Gregory2455
Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:22 pm

WillWithAnts wrote:What's weird is this year I caught 3 Formica Fusca queens and none of them layed :x
I had a Formica fusca queen go nine months without laying a single egg, then she eventually got workers. :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbsDupZs82E

Yeah also I am pretty sure this is F.fusca or something pretty close to it.

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Re: Formica Fusca ID

Post: # 2613Post antsMAN
Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:48 pm

I noticed your Formica fusca Queen had brownish legs, Mine are completely shinny black.

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Re: Formica Fusca ID

Post: # 10249Post antsMAN
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:43 am

She turned out to be a Formica subsericea queen.

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