Need Help Identifying my ant!!!

Help with identifying the species your ants

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AngeredFlame850
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Re: Need Help Identifying my ant!!!

Post: # 34132Post AngeredFlame850
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:24 pm

AntNoob1 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:35 pm
just took another look at the pictures, is that fungus on her back!? :o
Fungus, where?
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AngeredFlame850
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Re: Need Help Identifying my ant!!!

Post: # 34133Post AngeredFlame850
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:25 pm

AntNoob1 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:33 pm
BTW, the new video is so much higher quality, it helps a lot in trying to identify the ant!
Thx
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On the look for more queens...

AntNoob1
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Re: Need Help Identifying my ant!!!

Post: # 34135Post AntNoob1
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:47 pm

OMG so sry for the stress, i have multiple tabs open and responded to the wrong post about the fungus!

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Re: Need Help Identifying my ant!!!

Post: # 34137Post AngeredFlame850
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:00 pm

AntNoob1 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:47 pm
OMG so sry for the stress, i have multiple tabs open and responded to the wrong post about the fungus!
oh Ok. its fine! :D
Formica Sp. E queen - 0 workers, batch of eggs
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Re: Need Help Identifying my ant!!!

Post: # 34146Post AngeredFlame850
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:01 pm

Here's another video on the queen ant (side angle)... her wings haven't broken off yet... thanks for all the help so far!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4birtmUQFU4
Formica Sp. E queen - 0 workers, batch of eggs
On the look for more queens...

AntNoob1
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Re: Need Help Identifying my ant!!!

Post: # 34159Post AntNoob1
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:46 pm

It looks like it might be a Asian needle ant or Brachyponera chinensis, they are invasive species in the USA. But dont take my word for it, if you have a description of the size of workers i can compare them to some i have right next to me in a little cut that for some reason are Asian needle ants, what a coincidence!

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Re: Need Help Identifying my ant!!!

Post: # 34170Post AngeredFlame850
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:06 pm

AntNoob1 wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:46 pm
It looks like it might be a Asian needle ant or Brachyponera chinensis, they are invasive species in the USA. But dont take my word for it, if you have a description of the size of workers i can compare them to some i have right next to me in a little cut that for some reason are Asian needle ants, what a coincidence!
Thanks for the help but I doubt its a asian needle ant... The queen ant I have currently doesn't have a stinger... her abdomen is more blunt and smoother looking.
Formica Sp. E queen - 0 workers, batch of eggs
On the look for more queens...

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Re: Need Help Identifying my ant!!!

Post: # 34172Post AngeredFlame850
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:16 pm

I'm debating between Formica Fusca and Tapinoma Sessile... So Close! :mrgreen:
Formica Sp. E queen - 0 workers, batch of eggs
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