Unprepared finding.

Help with identifying the species your ants

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JustinCredible
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Unprepared finding.

Post: # 33316Post JustinCredible
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:43 pm

Hey, I literally just found this queen while unpacking my bags, she was walking across my bags.
I don't know what she is and tbh I don't really know what to do with her as I font know if I need to feed her and me don't any keeping equipment.
I have a terrarium that I would like a colony to live but no test tubes etc. That I can get my hand on anytime soon.

For now, I have her in a small breathable container with soil so she can make a claustral cell. Is this ok?

Here she is:
https://www.flickr.com/gp/161832868@N08/P18DLf

I live in Tasmania, if that helps.

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Phoenix
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 33319Post Phoenix
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:02 am

Either Camponotus / Iridomyrmex.
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JustinCredible
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 33322Post JustinCredible
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:59 pm

Phoenix wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:02 am
Either Camponotus / Iridomyrmex.
Ah I hadn't thought of Iridomyrmex. Is it ok to leave her in the container?
Also I know Camponotus doesn't need feeding but what about Iridomyrmex?

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Phoenix
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Re: Inquiry

Post: # 33324Post Phoenix
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:10 am

Iridomyrmex Is Fully-Claustral, Just Like Camponotus.
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