8 Queens to Identify, help!

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CherrieEvolved
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8 Queens to Identify, help!

Post: # 33947Post CherrieEvolved
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:34 pm

Picked up all of these last year, Aug-Oct in Western Washington. Please help me identify these!

1) Size: 13mm. Color: Red/Black
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2) Size: 11mm. Color: Black
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3) Size: 6mm. Color: Red/Black
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4) Size: 12mm. Color: Black
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5) Size: 11mm. Color: Red
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6) Size: 6mm. Color: Red
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7) Size: 10mm. Color: Red/Black
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8) Size: 17mm. Color: Black
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Keeper of:
Formica Sp
Myrmica Sp

Founding:
4x Formica Sp
1x Camponotus Sp

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Jadeninja9
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Re: 8 Queens to Identify, help!

Post: # 33951Post Jadeninja9
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:39 pm

I only know that 1, 2, 4, 5, and 7 are of the Formica genus and 8 is of the genus Camponotus. I don't know what the species is. I doubt you're going to get an identification anytime soon on the AntsCanada forums because all our identifiers have been gone for awhile.
Keeper of:
1x Camponotus Hyatti
8x Lasius alienus colonies
Founding:
1x Prenolepis imparis queen
1x Tetramorium immigrans

Delphie
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Re: 8 Queens to Identify, help!

Post: # 33961Post Delphie
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:45 pm

#4 looks like F.subsericea and #8 looks like my C. modoc queens.

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Re: 8 Queens to Identify, help!

Post: # 34174Post AngeredFlame850
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:00 pm

#2 somewhat looks like a prenolepis imparis ant.
Formica Sp. E queen - 0 workers, batch of eggs
On the look for more queens...

CherrieEvolved
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Re: 8 Queens to Identify, help!

Post: # 34293Post CherrieEvolved
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:30 pm

Here is a breakdown of what has been found out so far. Anyone have any other ideas, or are any of the below definitely wrong? Any more pictures needed?
1) Formica Sp
2) Formica Sp OR Prenolepis Imparis
3) Myrmica Sp
4) Formica Sp
5) Formica Sp
6) Myrmica Sp. Dead - didn't know it was semi-claustral! :cry: .
7) Formica Sp
8) Camponotus Sp? (Modoc?)

#1 has laid a bunch more eggs.
#3 has started feeding her larva now that I am feeding her (semi-claustral). Larva are still moving so they are alive! :D

Any further help here would be much appreciated!
Keeper of:
Formica Sp
Myrmica Sp

Founding:
4x Formica Sp
1x Camponotus Sp

PTasker15
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Re: 8 Queens to Identify, help!

Post: # 34324Post PTasker15
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:08 am

3 Is Novomessor,6 Is Tetramourium Or Myrmica
Colonies:
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtum
1 Crematogaster Biroi
Founding:
3 Camponotus Deciepens
7 Camponotus Ceastenus
14 Brachymyrmex Patagonica
6 Psudomyrmex Graccilis
1 Hypoponera Sp
2 Cyphromyrmex Sp.
Dream Species-Atta Texana

PTasker15
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Re: 8 Queens to Identify, help!

Post: # 34325Post PTasker15
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:26 pm

4 Is Formica Fusca And 1 Is Camponotus
Colonies:
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtum
1 Crematogaster Biroi
Founding:
3 Camponotus Deciepens
7 Camponotus Ceastenus
14 Brachymyrmex Patagonica
6 Psudomyrmex Graccilis
1 Hypoponera Sp
2 Cyphromyrmex Sp.
Dream Species-Atta Texana

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Re: 8 Queens to Identify, help!

Post: # 34384Post AngeredFlame850
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:17 pm

CherrieEvolved wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:30 pm
Here is a breakdown of what has been found out so far. Anyone have any other ideas, or are any of the below definitely wrong? Any more pictures needed?
1) Formica Sp
2) Formica Sp OR Prenolepis Imparis
3) Myrmica Sp
4) Formica Sp
5) Formica Sp
6) Myrmica Sp. Dead - didn't know it was semi-claustral! :cry: .
7) Formica Sp
8) Camponotus Sp? (Modoc?)

#1 has laid a bunch more eggs.
#3 has started feeding her larva now that I am feeding her (semi-claustral). Larva are still moving so they are alive! :D

Any further help here would be much appreciated!
Whoops I didn't mean to say prenolepis imparis for #2! I meant #1! Sry!
Formica Sp. E queen - 0 workers, batch of eggs
On the look for more queens...

CherrieEvolved
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Re: 8 Queens to Identify, help!

Post: # 34392Post CherrieEvolved
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:51 am

AngeredFlame850 wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:17 pm
Whoops I didn't mean to say prenolepis imparis for #2! I meant #1! Sry!
It does look like it, however it is way too big! #1 is 13mm long, Winter ants are generally at most 9mm long.
I also can't find a carpenter ant that looks like it. Its gotta be some sort of Formica, only ones that are that big (excluding camponotus) but I cant ID it properly.

Reply to the one saying # 3 was Novomessor. I live in Washington State, western side. There are no deserts here. It looks the same as # 6, caught them on the same day in the same area. So they should be Myrmica, however I cant ID the species of really any of my ants.


# 8 is either Modoc or pennsylvanicus. Cant tell for sure. I will get better pics of this one shortly
Keeper of:
Formica Sp
Myrmica Sp

Founding:
4x Formica Sp
1x Camponotus Sp

PTasker15
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Re: 8 Queens to Identify, help!

Post: # 34398Post PTasker15
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:27 pm

If Eight Has A Spike For A Peditiole Bump,Its Caponotus Pynsllvanicus!
Colonies:
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtum
1 Crematogaster Biroi
Founding:
3 Camponotus Deciepens
7 Camponotus Ceastenus
14 Brachymyrmex Patagonica
6 Psudomyrmex Graccilis
1 Hypoponera Sp
2 Cyphromyrmex Sp.
Dream Species-Atta Texana

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