New antkeeper, had to dig up my own colony. PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY

Help with identifying the species your ants

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Digging a 2 ft-1tf-1ft hole I found all these ants. Are they from a different genus?

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PRW3ants
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Re: New antkeeper, had to dig up my own colony. PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY

Post: # 32689Post PRW3ants
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:04 pm

I caught the queen and workers 2 or 3 days ago. The were in a nest with a couple hundred. I basically moved the queen the worker and all the brood into my enclosure. So october in arkansas.
Arkansas, USA. Looking for people in my area to help buy and sell queen ants native to Arkansas.

idahoantgirl
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Re: New antkeeper, had to dig up my own colony. PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY

Post: # 32690Post idahoantgirl
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:06 pm

PTasker15 wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:02 pm
idahoantgirl wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:52 am
PTasker15 wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:29 am
Lasius Niger,Lasius Allienus,Or Something Involving Monomorium
There is absolutely positively no way you can narrow it down that far without pics.
He Describe's Them As Being "Black,Small,And Glossy"
Yeah.... but There are a lot more species that are black small and glossy....I always wait for pics before making guesses. Beginners will often try to do research on their own and make a false identification. But it's fine ot help them narrow down I guess :)
Proverbs 6:6-8

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.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

PRW3ants
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Re: New antkeeper, had to dig up my own colony. PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY

Post: # 32692Post PRW3ants
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:08 pm

I tried t upload pictures last night but it won't let me attach them to the post. Says the file is to big.
Arkansas, USA. Looking for people in my area to help buy and sell queen ants native to Arkansas.

PRW3ants
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Joined: Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:40 pm
Location: Arkansas

Re: New antkeeper, had to dig up my own colony. PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY

Post: # 32695Post PRW3ants
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:06 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:06 pm
PTasker15 wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:02 pm
idahoantgirl wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:52 am
There is absolutely positively no way you can narrow it down that far without pics.
He Describe's Them As Being "Black,Small,And Glossy"
Yeah.... but There are a lot more species that are black small and glossy....I always wait for pics before making guesses. Beginners will often try to do research on their own and make a false identification. But it's fine ot help them narrow down I guess :)
Arkansas, USA. Looking for people in my area to help buy and sell queen ants native to Arkansas.

PTasker15
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Re: New antkeeper, had to dig up my own colony. PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY

Post: # 32703Post PTasker15
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:27 am

PRW3ants wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:08 pm
I tried t upload pictures last night but it won't let me attach them to the post!Says the file is to big.
Can You Crop It?
These Are My Pretty,Pretty Queens

Proud Owner Of;A Odontomachis Clarus Queen,A RIFA Colony,1 Pheidole Texana Colony,A Paratrechina Lonchicornus Colony,A Nylanderia Fulva Colony,Lasius Neoniger,And Ponera pennsylvanica

PRW3ants
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Location: Arkansas

Re: New antkeeper, had to dig up my own colony. PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY

Post: # 32707Post PRW3ants
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:00 am

It's the website, we don't store photos here. So I put links in a new post for them.
Arkansas, USA. Looking for people in my area to help buy and sell queen ants native to Arkansas.

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