Ant ID Please - Sydney Australia 9mm - Is this a queen?

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anterino
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Ant ID Please - Sydney Australia 9mm - Is this a queen?

Post: # 31568Post anterino
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:21 pm

Found this ant on my driveway today while I was out catching a smaller species that was flying.
I did not see wings on this ant but the body structure makes me think it's a queen.
25 degrees c. Clear skies. 30km/h winds. ~25% humidity.
Any info would be awesome. Thanks!

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IridomyrmexJ
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Re: Ant ID Please - Sydney Australia 9mm - Is this a queen?

Post: # 31569Post IridomyrmexJ
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:59 am

Definitely a queen, but a top view would make it a lot easier.

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Phoenix
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 31570Post Phoenix
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:09 am

Probably Camponotus Sp.
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YSTheAnt
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 31602Post YSTheAnt
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:19 pm

Phoenix wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:09 am
Probably Camponotus Sp.
Isn't it too late for camponotus?
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Re: Ant ID Please - Sydney Australia 9mm - Is this a queen?

Post: # 31609Post JackPayne
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:07 am

Maybe notoncus.
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Re: Ant ID Please - Sydney Australia 9mm - Is this a queen?

Post: # 31617Post Batspiderfish
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:47 am

No acidopore, so this is from Dolichoderinae. Probably iridomyrmex.
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Re: Ant ID Please - Sydney Australia 9mm - Is this a queen?

Post: # 31643Post Dearth335
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:10 pm

That looks like Crematogaster its flying right now, all over the world!

anterino
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Re: Ant ID Please - Sydney Australia 9mm - Is this a queen?

Post: # 31788Post anterino
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:58 pm

Snapped new pics with a proper camera, not my phone like before. This is the third queen, just caught today. The first two have eggs now.
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IridomyrmexJ
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Re: Ant ID Please - Sydney Australia 9mm - Is this a queen?

Post: # 31791Post IridomyrmexJ
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:39 am

That there, is, without a doubt, Iridomyrmex. I caught 9 of these queens in the last few days.

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Re: Ant ID Please - Sydney Australia 9mm - Is this a queen?

Post: # 31807Post anterino
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:49 pm

Thanks for the replies everyone!
Any tips on caring for this kind of ant?

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