Found ants and possible queen in my old flower pots. Help IDENTIFY

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PRW3ants
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Found ants and possible queen in my old flower pots. Help IDENTIFY

Post: # 32722Post PRW3ants
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:40 pm

Idk if this is my queen but she's really big with no wings. Their are ants almost her size with wings I caught as well. She has such smaller workers and winged ants too.
https://flic.kr/p/Z1yubd
https://flic.kr/p/Z1ytTQ
The next 2 pics show the winged male near her and a worker. Bit I found allot of ants with wings that were much larger than the other workers an winged ants. Maybe I found multiple virgin queens??? The 2 pics above this are of the biggest ant I found with no wings.
https://flic.kr/p/G9zapg
https://flic.kr/p/213qCLy

And help is appreciated.
Arkansas, USA. Looking for people in my area to help buy and sell queen ants native to Arkansas.

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Phoenix
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Re: ID Request

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Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:00 pm

Parasitic Lasius Sp.
Nice Catch!
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 32729Post PRW3ants
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:30 am

Phoenix wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:00 pm
Parasitic Lasius Sp.
Nice Catch!
So you can see the queen?
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 32734Post PRW3ants
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:18 pm

PRW3ants wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:30 am
Phoenix wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:00 pm
Parasitic Lasius Sp.
Nice Catch!
So you can see the queen?

All of the worker I found with her are pale and fast moving nothing like the pictures you find for the name you said?
Arkansas, USA. Looking for people in my area to help buy and sell queen ants native to Arkansas.

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Re: Found ants and possible queen in my old flower pots. Help IDENTIFY

Post: # 32735Post Batspiderfish
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:51 pm

We can see a dealate Lasius claviger queen, along with males and workers, but this doesn't mean that the dealate is the colony's queen.
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: Found ants and possible queen in my old flower pots. Help IDENTIFY

Post: # 32738Post PRW3ants
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:01 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:51 pm
We can see a dealate Lasius claviger queen, along with males and workers, but this doesn't mean that the dealate is the colony's queen.
Ok so in the enclosure there are 3 ants the same size with slightly bigger heads and more color defined on their back end. They have no wings and they have wing scars???
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Re: Found ants and possible queen in my old flower pots. Help IDENTIFY

Post: # 32739Post PRW3ants
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:02 pm

PRW3ants wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:01 pm
Batspiderfish wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:51 pm
We can see a dealate Lasius claviger queen, along with males and workers, but this doesn't mean that the dealate is the colony's queen.
Ok so in the enclosure there are 3 ants the same size with slightly bigger heads and more color defined on their back end. They have no wings and they have wing scars???
Bigger heads than the ones in the pictures I just showed you
Arkansas, USA. Looking for people in my area to help buy and sell queen ants native to Arkansas.

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Re: Found ants and possible queen in my old flower pots. Help IDENTIFY

Post: # 32740Post PRW3ants
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:15 pm

PRW3ants wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:02 pm
PRW3ants wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:01 pm
Batspiderfish wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:51 pm
We can see a dealate Lasius claviger queen, along with males and workers, but this doesn't mean that the dealate is the colony's queen.
Ok so in the enclosure there are 3 ants the same size with slightly bigger heads and more color defined on their back end. They have no wings and they have wing scars???
Bigger heads than the ones in the pictures I just showed you
https://flic.kr/p/Z1ytTQ
I have 4 the same size and appearance as this ant. Is this a queen?
https://flic.kr/p/Z1yubd
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Re: Found ants and possible queen in my old flower pots. Help IDENTIFY

Post: # 32742Post Batspiderfish
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:41 pm

Yes, those are Lasius claviger queens, although there is no indication that they are mated. They are most likely nuptial queens that failed to fly this year. As stated in your other ID thread, measurements are required for reliable identifications.
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: Found ants and possible queen in my old flower pots. Help IDENTIFY

Post: # 32744Post PRW3ants
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:46 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:41 pm
Yes, those are Lasius claviger queens, although there is no indication that they are mated. They are most likely nuptial queens that failed to fly this year. As stated in your other ID thread, measurements are required for reliable identifications.
Ok. Good info thank you!
Arkansas, USA. Looking for people in my area to help buy and sell queen ants native to Arkansas.

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