Yellow queen

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Will230145
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Yellow queen

Post: # 31697Post Will230145
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:38 pm

I found a queen and she is yellow-ish, I will take closer pictures once I know her genus.

https://imgur.com/gallery/7riPT

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Re: ID Request

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Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:43 am

Lasius Sp.
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Re: Yellow queen

Post: # 31711Post Will230145
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:59 am

Ok, thanks
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Re: Yellow queen

Post: # 31712Post Will230145
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:14 am

Do you know the exact species?
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Re: Yellow queen

Post: # 31730Post Will230145
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:09 pm

She is 9mm, I think shes lasius niger.

https://i.imgur.com/cdWeyC4.jpg
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Re: Yellow queen

Post: # 31736Post Batspiderfish
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:06 pm

Lasius niger has been confirmed as found once by hobbyists in the past ten years, in the rocky mountains. There are lots of other Lasius which would make more sense. I would say Lasius neoniger is most likely.
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Re: Yellow queen

Post: # 31740Post Will230145
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:26 pm

I don't have neoniger in PA.
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Re: Yellow queen

Post: # 31743Post Batspiderfish
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:48 pm

Will230145 wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:26 pm
I don't have neoniger in PA.
You definitely do. This isn't a complete list, either:
https://www.antweb.org/images.do?subfamily=formicinae&genus=lasius&rank=genus&adm1Name=Pennsylvania&countryName=United%20States

Check out antmaps.org for better distribution data.
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Re: Yellow queen

Post: # 31745Post Will230145
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:59 pm

Oh, ok thanks a lot, are they a fun species that I should keep, do they normally hibernate before laying eggs.
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Re: Yellow queen

Post: # 31747Post Batspiderfish
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:33 pm

Yeah! I think Lasius are really charming ants to keep. She won't be laying eggs until next spring, but there will probably be a lot of them.
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