New Queen ID

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Delphie
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New Queen ID

Post: # 31240Post Delphie
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:06 am

New queen found on a parking lot, SE B.C. 5-6 mm, black/brown, very shiny abdomen, still has wings so photos are difficult for now.

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AntsRomania1999
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Re: New Queen ID

Post: # 31242Post AntsRomania1999
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:59 am

Camponotus sp.
My colonies :
lasius niger x3
formica cunicularia
tetramorium sp x2
myrmica sp (founding)

My dream species -- Polyergus rufescens

idahoantgirl
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Re: New Queen ID

Post: # 31249Post idahoantgirl
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:58 am

naw, i would say lasius.
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.

Keeper of Tetramorium Immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

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Batspiderfish
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Re: New Queen ID

Post: # 31258Post Batspiderfish
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:20 am

Can you please check the measurement?
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Delphie
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Re: New Queen ID

Post: # 31286Post Delphie
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:22 pm

I measured her on a tape. I'm saying 6 mm because as soon as she was in the tube, she shoved her head into the cotton to get a drink. Re-checked, she is still max 6 mm. She is quite small. I'm not seeing a spike node. I did manage to get a better picture, but it still doesn't show under the wings. Her gaster is attached to the thorax at the bottom rather than the top.

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Batspiderfish
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Re: New Queen ID

Post: # 31287Post Batspiderfish
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:37 pm

I'm still skeptical about the measurement. She is Formica, which are usually 8-12mm. Is that converted from inches? I guess she could just be a "runt" of sorts.
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Delphie
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Re: New Queen ID

Post: # 31294Post Delphie
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:19 am

Oops, sorry. You are right. Covered up a 5 mm mark. Actually 10 mm. Magnification can be a tricky business apparently.

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