closer indentification of a Myrmica queen

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closer indentification of a Myrmica queen

Post: # 32942Post ProfessorMoHnK
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:26 am

Good day fellas,

so a while ago I cought an ant queen in a forrest nearby.
Back then I it got identified by Batspiderfish as a Myrmica queen.
=>http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=4948

Since then I was curious, which myrmica sp. it is exactly, cause I wanted to call her by her full name :D
I figured the picture I took was not enough, so today while she fed her kids I got to take a sharp closeup in good light.

If there is any extra information that could help, just tell me. I'm very curious which one exactly it is.

Thanks everybody!


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(old one, just after I cought her; btw: thats a cm. scale shes on)



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The best picture I could get today.

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Re: closer indentification of a Myrmica queen

Post: # 33039Post ProfessorMoHnK
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:15 pm

Could it be that it is actually a Temnothorax unifasciatus

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Re: closer indentification of a Myrmica queen

Post: # 33041Post Batspiderfish
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:16 pm

Definitely looks like Myrmica to me, but you should know that this genus can't be properly identified without microscopic examination of a worker.
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: closer indentification of a Myrmica queen

Post: # 33075Post ProfessorMoHnK
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:42 am

No I didn't know.
But good to know. so as soon as I got my first dead worker, I can upload some Microscope pictures.

Thanks :)

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