Is my ant a queen

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Jessewitt60
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Re: Is my ant a queen

Post: # 31280Post Jessewitt60
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:44 pm

So you are 100 percent sure my black ant ain't a queen? If so I'll release it tomorrow

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Re: Is my ant a queen

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Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:58 pm

Jessewitt60 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:44 pm
So you are 100 percent sure my black ant ain't a queen? If so I'll release it tomorrow
I'm very sure, but just to be safe, you can wait till someone else replies.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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YSTheAnt
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Re: Is my ant a queen

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Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:05 pm

Jessewitt60 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:44 pm
So you are 100 percent sure my black ant ain't a queen? If so I'll release it tomorrow
I'm sure, if it was the thorax would have wing scars and would be much larger.
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Re: Is my ant a queen

Post: # 31335Post idahoantgirl
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:24 pm

YSTheAnt wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:05 pm
Jessewitt60 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:44 pm
So you are 100 percent sure my black ant ain't a queen? If so I'll release it tomorrow
I'm sure, if it was the thorax would have wing scars and would be much larger.
yup. as for the other ant... idk. post another id thread
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

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Re: Is my ant a queen

Post: # 31339Post YSTheAnt
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:30 pm

Jessewitt60 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:39 pm
https://imgur.com/gallery/m5Q5L
I think you found yourself a ponera queen. They are semi claustral, so feed her. I am almost 100 percent sure it's a queen, but others should probably confirm this.
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Re: Is my ant a queen

Post: # 31341Post Batspiderfish
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:33 pm

Sorry, the second ant is a Pseudomyrmex gracilis worker.
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Re: Is my ant a queen

Post: # 31456Post Jessewitt60
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:50 pm

https://imgur.com/gallery/KD3oI This one I'm almost sure was a queen but I took her from a spider and I'm pretty sure she's dead

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Re: Is my ant a queen

Post: # 31458Post YSTheAnt
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:24 am

That's a male elate, maybe Crematogaster.
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Re: Is my ant a queen

Post: # 31470Post Batspiderfish
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:59 am

YSTheAnt wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:24 am
That's a male elate, maybe Crematogaster.
Agreed, but alate*.

Elate is a verb, meaning "to make very happy".
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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Re: Is my ant a queen

Post: # 31488Post YSTheAnt
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:02 pm

Thanks! I didn't notice that :?
Check out my blog: bayareaants.blogspot.com
Keeper of:
Camponotus Modoc
Plan to keep (hopefully)
Myrmecocystus
Prenolepis imparis
Tetramorium Sp. E
Formica Moki
And anything else I might find!

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