I need a Colony ID.(1)

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MrSmiley
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I need a Colony ID.(1)

Post: # 31812Post MrSmiley
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:03 pm

I fought this queen this spring and they have been growing very fast since she go there first workers about 2 months ago.

Video 1: https://youtu.be/b2OSc7LyHMs

Video 2: https://youtu.be/Ro8eL4r-saw

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Re: ID Request

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Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:13 am

I'll Say Lasius Sp.
Based On The Workers.
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Re: I need a Colony ID.(1)

Post: # 31826Post MrSmiley
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:30 am

I don't think so because they are very small(workers: 2mm,queen: 5mm). Also if it helps I caught these in San Rafael.

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Re: ID Request

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Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:37 am

There Are Lasius Species Around That Size.
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Re: I need a Colony ID.(1)

Post: # 31859Post Batspiderfish
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:47 am

At that size, Probably Tapinoma sessile or Nylanderia sp., but I honestly cannot see them well enough because video.
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.

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Re: I need a Colony ID.(1)

Post: # 31864Post Batspiderfish
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:22 am

Remember that a 1080p video is equivalent to a 2 megapixel photograph that you can't zoom into (but with a file size that is many times larger). ;)
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.

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