Queen and some workers need help with identification

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Jadeninja9
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Re: Queen and some workers need help with identification

Post: # 33992Post Jadeninja9
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:16 pm

Your queen looks very much like this Dorymyrmex bicolor queen, whose workers look almost identical in shape to Argentine ants.

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Re: Queen and some workers need help with identification

Post: # 33996Post antnest8
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:20 am

the Argentine queen does have a similar body shape to Antmanmikes queens and the worker looks identical too.
almost one year of ant keeping :D

keeping:
a restarting camponotus queen
one crematogaster queen
and a bunch of lasius umbratus queens (to lazy to count them all) :lol:

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Re: Queen and some workers need help with identification

Post: # 33999Post Jadeninja9
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:48 pm

I need better pics cause it’s really hard to tell from this picture.
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Re: Queen and some workers need help with identification

Post: # 34005Post Jadeninja9
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:24 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:20 am
the Argentine queen does have a similar body shape to Antmanmikes queens and the worker looks identical too.
Dude but compare his queen’s color to the Argentine ant. Their colors are nothing alik. Dorymyrmex are known to be similar in shape but the color gives it away.
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Re: Queen and some workers need help with identification

Post: # 34008Post Jadeninja9
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:41 pm

Trust me dude I’ve been doing research on ants since 2016 and this queen is not Argentine
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Re: Queen and some workers need help with identification

Post: # 34018Post antnest8
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:13 pm

sorry i didn't see your post when i sent that one. :lol: :oops:
almost one year of ant keeping :D

keeping:
a restarting camponotus queen
one crematogaster queen
and a bunch of lasius umbratus queens (to lazy to count them all) :lol:

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Re: Queen and some workers need help with identification

Post: # 34024Post Jadeninja9
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:32 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:13 pm
sorry i didn't see your post when i sent that one. :lol: :oops:
Lol ok.
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Re: Queen and some workers need help with identification

Post: # 34047Post AntNoob1
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:42 pm

Also if the location of that ant has anything to do with the name, its probably not it. Also, can you put any close up pictures of the workers so I can identify them?

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Re: Queen and some workers need help with identification

Post: # 34129Post AntNoob1
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:38 pm

maby its an Asian needle ant, or Brachyponera chinensis.

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Re: Queen and some workers need help with identification

Post: # 34356Post Ants4fun
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:36 pm

AntNoob1 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:38 pm
maby its an Asian needle ant, or Brachyponera chinensis.
Nope. A quick Google search will tell you it isn't.

Looks more like some nylanderia sp.

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