Unidentified Tiny Orange Ants

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Trillabit
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Unidentified Tiny Orange Ants

Post: # 34221Post Trillabit
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:30 am

Hello everyone,
I have collected this small colony, with what appears to be three queens and a dozen workers, in Florida.
I have not been able to figure out what species they are and I was hoping someone with more experience could help me out.
Thanks
https://imgur.com/gallery/Yo2aA
https://imgur.com/gallery/0ocLJ

Sorry for low quality pictures

AngeredFlame850
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Location: New Jersey

Re: Unidentified Tiny Orange Ants

Post: # 34317Post AngeredFlame850
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:42 pm

They look like Crematogaster Sp.
Formica Sp. E queen - 0 workers, batch of eggs
On the look for more queens...

Trillabit
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Re: Unidentified Tiny Orange Ants

Post: # 34319Post Trillabit
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:21 pm

Ah thank you kindly.
I'll try and find the subspecies

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antnest8
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Re: Unidentified Tiny Orange Ants

Post: # 34321Post antnest8
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:33 am

I looked at all the native Florida species and found these three that have the bright yellow color.
Crematogaster vermiculata
Crematogaster minutissima
Crematogaster missouriensis
just maybe where you can start looking
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

AntsDakota
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Re: Unidentified Tiny Orange Ants

Post: # 35337Post AntsDakota
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:26 pm

AngeredFlame850 wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:42 pm
They look like Crematogaster Sp.
I think Crematogaster missouriensis
"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

AntsDakota
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Re: Unidentified Tiny Orange Ants

Post: # 35338Post AntsDakota
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:28 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:33 am
I looked at all the native Florida species and found these three that have the bright yellow color.
Crematogaster vermiculata
Crematogaster minutissima
Crematogaster missouriensis
just maybe where you can start looking
It's not C. minutissima, and it's not C. vermiculata, so it must be C. missouriensis.
"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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