8 Queens to Identify, help!

Help with identifying the species your ants

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AngeredFlame850
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Re: 8 Queens to Identify, help!

Post: # 34400Post AngeredFlame850
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:50 pm

CherrieEvolved wrote:
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
How r ur pics so good?! I can't get mine anywhere close to urs! It just gets all blurry when I zoom in!
Formica Sp. E queen - 0 workers, batch of eggs
On the look for more queens...

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Re: 8 Queens to Identify, help!

Post: # 34409Post CherrieEvolved
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:16 am

PTasker15 wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:27 pm
If Eight Has A Spike For A Peditiole Bump,Its Caponotus Pynsllvanicus!
What is a "Peditiole Bump"? I am unable to find a description of what that is! =(
Keeper of:
Formica Sp
Myrmica Sp

Founding:
4x Formica Sp
1x Camponotus Sp

CherrieEvolved
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Re: 8 Queens to Identify, help!

Post: # 34411Post CherrieEvolved
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:03 am

AngeredFlame850 wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:50 pm
How r ur pics so good?! I can't get mine anywhere close to urs! It just gets all blurry when I zoom in!
Eh, that was with a macro lens attachment for my camera. Just got a USB microscope camera that should allow for better pictures. Only $30 on amazon!
Keeper of:
Formica Sp
Myrmica Sp

Founding:
4x Formica Sp
1x Camponotus Sp

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Re: 8 Queens to Identify, help!

Post: # 34413Post antnest8
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:40 pm

keeper of
2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 Myrmica queen
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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Re: 8 Queens to Identify, help!

Post: # 34415Post CherrieEvolved
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:03 pm

Awesome! Ill check it out when I get home. Thanks for the help here!!
Keeper of:
Formica Sp
Myrmica Sp

Founding:
4x Formica Sp
1x Camponotus Sp

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Re: 8 Queens to Identify, help!

Post: # 34606Post AntsDakota
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:42 pm

Queens 2 and 4 are Formica argentea, I'm pretty sure. Also, queen 8 is a Camponotus species. My best guess would be Camponotus pennsylvanicus. Formica and Camponotus are easy to keep. Just a warning, though, if you didn't know already, both can inflict a nasty bite, and can spray formic acid into the wound. But it's not that bad, not like being stung by a fire ant or anything like that.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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Re: 8 Queens to Identify, help!

Post: # 34717Post PTasker15
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:40 pm

CherrieEvolved wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:16 am
PTasker15 wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:27 pm
If Eight Has A Spike For A Peditiole Bump,Its Caponotus Pynsllvanicus!
What is a "Peditiole Bump"? I am unable to find a description of what that is! =(
A Peditiole Bump Is What Seprates The Faster And Thorax.
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.
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Re: 8 Queens to Identify, help!

Post: # 35524Post AntsDakota
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:52 pm

PTasker15 wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:08 am
3 Is Novomessor,6 Is Tetramourium Or Myrmica
Three is definitely Myrmica.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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Re: 8 Queens to Identify, help!

Post: # 35525Post AntsDakota
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:52 pm

PTasker15 wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:40 pm
CherrieEvolved wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:16 am
PTasker15 wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:27 pm
If Eight Has A Spike For A Peditiole Bump,Its Caponotus Pynsllvanicus!
What is a "Peditiole Bump"? I am unable to find a description of what that is! =(
A Peditiole Bump Is What Seprates The Faster And Thorax.
What is the Faster?
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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Re: 8 Queens to Identify, help!

Post: # 35530Post Dotdispenser
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:22 am

AntsDakota wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:52 pm
PTasker15 wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:40 pm
CherrieEvolved wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:16 am


What is a "Peditiole Bump"? I am unable to find a description of what that is! =(
A Peditiole Bump Is What Seprates The Faster And Thorax.
What is the Faster?
He meant Gaster, lol.

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