The Zerg Swarm

Help with identifying the species your ants

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LordEnwar
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The Zerg Swarm

Post: # 31723Post LordEnwar
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:55 pm

Haha, I named my queen Sarah Kerrigan. I was hoping to catch a Camponatus sp. but I'm not sure what I ended up with...

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idahoantgirl
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Re: The Zerg Swarm

Post: # 31726Post idahoantgirl
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:49 pm

Lasius Niger
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.

Keeper of Tetramorium Sp. E, Lasius Neoniger

LordEnwar
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Re: The Zerg Swarm

Post: # 31731Post LordEnwar
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:22 pm

Thanks!

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Batspiderfish
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Re: The Zerg Swarm

Post: # 31735Post Batspiderfish
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:59 pm

No, probably not L. niger. We would need to see the hairs on the antennal scapes and the teeth on the mandibles. Because she already has workers, she's most likely Lasius alienus (lol) or Lasius pallitarsis.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

Hhazmak
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Re: The Zerg Swarm

Post: # 31770Post Hhazmak
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:17 pm

You are amazing. I should name my queen Zagara

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