What species are these queens? Troy, Michigan.

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1234bc
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Location: Troy, Michigan

What species are these queens? Troy, Michigan.

Post: # 31314Post 1234bc
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:48 pm

I found each of them within the span of three days ( September 11-13 ). Due to me being new to the ant keeping hobby, I have a lack of knowledge when it comes to species identification. Any information helps.

Queen #1
https://imgur.com/a/M3X66

Queen #2
https://imgur.com/a/Pqopb

Queen #3
https://imgur.com/a/66UEx

af4545
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Re: What species are these queens? Troy, Michigan.

Post: # 31316Post af4545
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:53 pm

Ant 1: Lasius Sp.
Ant 2: I think its a drone but im not sure
Ant 3: No idea sorry :lol:
Keeper of: Lasius Niger
Lasius Flavus
Myrmica Rubra

1234bc
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Re: What species are these queens? Troy, Michigan.

Post: # 31319Post 1234bc
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:51 pm

Thanks! I was thinking the 2nd one was a drone as well, but was not sure. There are quite a lot of Camponotus pennsylvanicus ants around my area, and due to it's size I'm thinking it might be a queen of that species.


1234bc
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Re: What species are these queens? Troy, Michigan.

Post: # 31327Post 1234bc
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:03 pm

Were my pictures not clear enough? I don't understand why you posted this link.

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Batspiderfish
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Re: What species are these queens? Troy, Michigan.

Post: # 31330Post Batspiderfish
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:08 pm

No measurements.
Links:
Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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Re: What species are these queens? Troy, Michigan.

Post: # 31333Post idahoantgirl
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:19 pm

Queen 1: Lasius Neoniger
Ant 2: Drone (male)
Queen 3: best guess: crematogaster???
Proverbs 6:6-11

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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Phoenix
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 31343Post Phoenix
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:09 am

Lasius Sp, Male Camponotus Drone, Either Pheidole / Tetramorium / Crematogaster Sp.
'Have Fun.' - Gabe Newell

1234bc
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Re: What species are these queens? Troy, Michigan.

Post: # 31348Post 1234bc
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:48 am

Thanks!

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