South Brisbane Queen I.D

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MajorMadness
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South Brisbane Queen I.D

Post: # 32016Post MajorMadness
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:54 am

just caught this queen after i got home, aswell as a bunch more iridomymex. she looks like a normal iridomymex from the top, but her underside is very yellow and that got me interested.

She still has her wings and i got no idea if she has mated since i caught here while i was running, but her underside was just such a nice colour i had to get her.

The underside.
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Her in a test tube, maybe 8-10mm
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Thanks in advance for any posts.
New to ant keeping but loving every second of it.

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Batspiderfish
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Re: South Brisbane Queen I.D

Post: # 32017Post Batspiderfish
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:34 am

Crematogaster.

Don't put your queen in the tubes until the interior has dried out a little.
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.

MajorMadness
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Re: South Brisbane Queen I.D

Post: # 32031Post MajorMadness
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:14 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:34 am
Crematogaster.

Don't put your queen in the tubes until the interior has dried out a little.
Thanks for the I.D mate.

Ill dry them out from now on, thanks for the advice!
New to ant keeping but loving every second of it.

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