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Tiny queen ant! What species is she?

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:45 pm
by ChocolateMilk
I found this queen ant under a tiny part of a stick today (7/19/17) at 5:45 PM. She is pure black and she is 3-4 mm. She was found in southern Louisiana.
Pics:
http://imgur.com/XKQF7Ri
http://imgur.com/d9uiLzE

Re: Tiny queen ant! What species is she?

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:00 pm
by Batspiderfish
Monomorium sp.

Re: Tiny queen ant! What species is she?

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:08 pm
by ChocolateMilk
Batspiderfish wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:00 pm
Monomorium sp.
Thanks :D

Re: Tiny queen ant! What species is she?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:57 am
by tiger01vincent
Wow, cool ant queen! How tiny she is! How did you manage to see her in the grass/dirt?

Re: Tiny queen ant! What species is she?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:33 pm
by ChocolateMilk
tiger01vincent wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:57 am
Wow, cool ant queen! How tiny she is! How did you manage to see her in the grass/dirt?
I found her while I was flipping over sticks and bricks. This is how I usually look for queens now. I also found a Crematogaster atkinsoni queen under a brick a while ago. I know you probably don't care, but my Crematogaster atkinsoni colony got invaded by maggots. Thank god the queen is still alive.

Re: Tiny queen ant! What species is she?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:58 pm
by tiger01vincent
ChocolateMilk wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:33 pm
tiger01vincent wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:57 am
Wow, cool ant queen! How tiny she is! How did you manage to see her in the grass/dirt?
I found her while I was flipping over sticks and bricks. This is how I usually look for queens now. I also found a Crematogaster atkinsoni queen under a brick a while ago. I know you probably don't care, but my Crematogaster atkinsoni colony got invaded by maggots. Thank god the queen is still alive.
Oh geez, sounds awefull!!!!! 😬😲😳😵

Re: Tiny queen ant! What species is she?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:22 pm
by ChocolateMilk
tiger01vincent wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:58 pm
ChocolateMilk wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:33 pm
tiger01vincent wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:57 am
Wow, cool ant queen! How tiny she is! How did you manage to see her in the grass/dirt?
I found her while I was flipping over sticks and bricks. This is how I usually look for queens now. I also found a Crematogaster atkinsoni queen under a brick a while ago. I know you probably don't care, but my Crematogaster atkinsoni colony got invaded by maggots. Thank god the queen is still alive.
Oh geez, sounds awefull!!!!! 😬😲😳😵
She's fine now :D! She started laying eggs again!

Re: Tiny queen ant! What species is she?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:28 pm
by tiger01vincent
OOh, lucky! :D GL