Species identification help

Help with identifying the species your ants

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Platail
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Species identification help

Post: # 33152Post Platail
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:08 am

Hey,
I caught this queen as well as several others identical to her, and a fair few drones; a few months ago after she ended up in my dogs water
bowl.

She is 3.5 / 4mm hard to get an accurate measurement and her first worker is approximately 1mm.
The queen is black, and the worker only started moving around today so I'm not sure if she'll change colour yet.

I live in Brisbane, Australia for reference.

I tried to get pictures, but they're so small it's hard to get good clear shots.
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Platail
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Re: Species identification help

Post: # 33153Post Platail
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:18 am

I'm not sure, but I'm thinking she's a Monomorium sp.? Any opinions?

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Re: Species identification help

Post: # 33154Post idahoantgirl
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:24 am

Monomorium or tetramorium
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

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Re: ID Request

Post: # 33155Post Phoenix
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:51 am

Monomorium Sp.
'Have Fun.' - Gabe Newell

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Platail
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Re: Species identification help

Post: # 33156Post Platail
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:32 pm

Awesome. Thanks guys!

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