Unidentified ant queen.

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ZllGGY
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Re: Unidentified ant queen.

Post: # 31921Post ZllGGY
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:46 pm

Yah lol you're probably right. She's really taking her time to lay eggs but she might be waiting till next spring

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Re: Unidentified ant queen.

Post: # 31953Post ZllGGY
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:49 pm

Here are some macro pictures of her https://i.imgur.com/ChdOVXE.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/I5Ufhao.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/GB5b7so.jpg

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Unidentified ant queen.

Post: # 31964Post Batspiderfish
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:26 pm

Formica argentea is my best guess.
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Re: Unidentified ant queen.

Post: # 31965Post ZllGGY
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:30 pm

Well sounds good enough for me at this point lol

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Re: Unidentified ant queen.

Post: # 31967Post PTasker15
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:04 pm

It Seems To Be Lasius Flavus
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Re: Unidentified ant queen.

Post: # 31969Post ZllGGY
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:11 pm

Well lol. Hopefully I don't have to wait for spring for some eggs

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Re: Unidentified ant queen.

Post: # 31972Post Batspiderfish
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:46 pm

Formica won't keep brood over the winter.
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Re: Unidentified ant queen.

Post: # 31973Post ZllGGY
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:56 pm

Alrighty then I'll just put her in hibernation when the time comes

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