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

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Dearth335
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Re: Found ants and possible queen in my old flower pots. Help IDENTIFY

Post: # 32772Post Dearth335
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:31 am

Are you sure, it appears to be a lasius queen, but the yellow workers are Lasius flavus workers, along with the male.
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Re: Found ants and possible queen in my old flower pots. Help IDENTIFY

Post: # 32809Post PRW3ants
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:44 pm

Dearth335 wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:31 am
Are you sure, it appears to be a lasius queen, but the yellow workers are Lasius flavus workers, along with the male.
Oh god. What's that mean. The winged males all died, I couldn't get them put of the enclosure to release. But all the other la including the other potential queens and yellow workers they have made themselves comfortable in the bottom.
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Re: Found ants and possible queen in my old flower pots. Help IDENTIFY

Post: # 32810Post PRW3ants
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:01 pm

From pictures and my inexperienced sizing compared to pictures and behavior research. I don't think I have a fertile queen of any species it is. Unless queens grow larger over time and I have a 1st year queen newly nuptial.
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Re: Found ants and possible queen in my old flower pots. Help IDENTIFY

Post: # 32811Post Batspiderfish
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:53 pm

The other ants do not look like Lasius flavus.

There are literally zero practical visual indicators that show whether a queen is mated or not. Social parasites do not have large gasters.
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Re: Found ants and possible queen in my old flower pots. Help IDENTIFY

Post: # 32813Post PRW3ants
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:56 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:53 pm
The other ants do not look like Lasius flavus.

There are literally zero practical visual indicators that show whether a queen is mated or not. Social parasites do not have large gasters.
Ok so maybe I do have some queens. There's about 4 or 5 wingless, larger ants. I have my fingers crossed because they're so active ants.
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