Is this tetramorium or phedole

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Dearth335
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Is this tetramorium or phedole

Post: # 32775Post Dearth335
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:45 am

I assume this queen is a Tetramorium but i just want to make sure, also she has workers for comparison.
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Camponotus sp.
Solenopsis molesta
Tetramorium caespitum
Pseudomyrmex pallidus (multi queen colony, mates in captivity)

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Re: Is this tetramorium or phedole

Post: # 32777Post idahoantgirl
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:48 am

Not tetramorium. Something else...
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It has no commander,
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Re: Is this tetramorium or phedole

Post: # 32789Post Dearth335
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:27 pm

Let me know if you need better image quality. I will try to get better images.
Currently keeping
Camponotus sp.
Solenopsis molesta
Tetramorium caespitum
Pseudomyrmex pallidus (multi queen colony, mates in captivity)

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Re: Is this tetramorium or phedole

Post: # 32790Post Idahoantguy
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:56 pm

Yea tetramorium workers aren’t really that red
Founding:
Tetramorium immigrans x1
Keeping:
Tetramorium immigrans x5

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Re: Is this tetramorium or phedole

Post: # 32793Post Batspiderfish
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:25 pm

I wouldn't make a guess just based on coloration, but I can hardly see the ants.
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Re: Is this tetramorium or phedole

Post: # 32832Post Dearth335
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:43 pm

Idahoantguy wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:56 pm
Yea tetramorium workers aren’t really that red
I'll take new images; those workers are a month old BTW.
Currently keeping
Camponotus sp.
Solenopsis molesta
Tetramorium caespitum
Pseudomyrmex pallidus (multi queen colony, mates in captivity)

Idahoantguy
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Re: Is this tetramorium or phedole

Post: # 32833Post Idahoantguy
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:45 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:25 pm
I wouldn't make a guess just based on coloration, but I can hardly see the ants.
Yea you’re right, the ones I have though are like jet black, a completely different color. Although it could be a different species...
Better pictures of the queen would be good, but she does look like tetramorium.
Founding:
Tetramorium immigrans x1
Keeping:
Tetramorium immigrans x5

Anything but tetramorium please :cry:

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Re: Is this tetramorium or phedole

Post: # 32866Post AntsOntario
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:07 am

Dearth335 wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:45 am
I assume this queen is a Tetramorium but i just want to make sure, also she has workers for comparison.
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sorry about the fuzzy image quality
I'd say pheidole since the queen's head is so large. Perhaps Pheidole Pallidula.
Once (if) they produce majors, (huge heads), that'll narrow down the options.
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