Ant Identifications please help

Help with identifying the species your ants

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TunaNoCrust
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Ant Identifications please help

Post: # 31580Post TunaNoCrust
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:28 pm

Hey guys I'm relatively new to ant keeping. I have recently caught two Queen ants that I can't identify. They are both relatively 6-7mm in length and I'm in the east coast of the United states.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/159466295@N05/albums/72157689292717005

That is the link to the pictures of the ants any help will be greatly appreciated :)

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Re: Ant Identifications please help

Post: # 31597Post Batspiderfish
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:19 pm

Crematogaster sp.
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Re: Ant Identifications please help

Post: # 31598Post TunaNoCrust
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:25 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:19 pm
Crematogaster sp.
Both of them?

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Post: # 31601Post Batspiderfish
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:55 pm

No way for me to tell which ant I'm looking at.
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Post: # 31603Post TunaNoCrust
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:22 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:55 pm
No way for me to tell which ant I'm looking at.
The one that looks like a top down view is Queen one the one that is from the bottom is is queen 2

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Post: # 31606Post YSTheAnt
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:34 pm

TunaNoCrust wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:28 pm
Hey guys I'm relatively new to ant keeping. I have recently caught two Queen ants that I can't identify. They are both relatively 6-7mm in length and I'm in the east coast of the United states.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/159466295@N05/albums/72157689292717005

That is the link to the pictures of the ants any help will be greatly appreciated :)
To me, both look like Crematogaster Sp. They are the only species that size and shape flying at the time.
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Post: # 31607Post TunaNoCrust
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:36 pm

YSTheAnt wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:34 pm
TunaNoCrust wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:28 pm
Hey guys I'm relatively new to ant keeping. I have recently caught two Queen ants that I can't identify. They are both relatively 6-7mm in length and I'm in the east coast of the United states.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/159466295@N05/albums/72157689292717005

That is the link to the pictures of the ants any help will be greatly appreciated :)
To me, both look like Crematogaster Sp. They are the only species that size and shape flying at the time.

Alright thank you 😁

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Re: Ant Identifications please help

Post: # 32159Post PTasker15
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:37 pm

Crematogaster Ashmeadi.Don't Worry-They're Only The Hardest Species To Keep And Take 3 Month's From Egg To Worker...Good Luck! :D :D :D :D :D :D ;)
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Post: # 32924Post antsRlife
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:13 am

lol
founding queens:
x2 componotus consobrinus
x1 iridimrmex calvus
x5+ Linepithema humile
x1 unknown queen (either phiodole or camponotus)

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