South west Florida home

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FloridAnt
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South west Florida home

Post: # 33509Post FloridAnt
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:59 pm

Is this a ghost ant worker about 4 mm long
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Martialis
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Re: South west Florida home

Post: # 33597Post Martialis
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:16 pm

We can't tell. There aren't any measurements and that isn't a good enough picture, unfortunately.
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antnest8
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Re: South west Florida home

Post: # 33605Post antnest8
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:48 am

according to 'ant maps' tapinoma melanocephalum or "ghost ants" are not native to Florida, sorry.
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Re: South west Florida home

Post: # 33608Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:06 am

Not native, but they're definitely there.
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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antnest8
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Re: South west Florida home

Post: # 33611Post antnest8
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:37 pm

wow they are there! and a lot of them! sorry for the misinformation :oops:
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1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis

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