Worker ID with microscope pictures? + few old of queen

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Fulkol
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Worker ID with microscope pictures? + few old of queen

Post: # 34461Post Fulkol
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:21 pm

Hey guys it's been a while but I've recently got my usb microscope or whatever and I thought I'll try to get and ID on one of my colony I have over a year and couldn't get it exactly classified yet. Sadly (or probably not for them) they live in a naturalistic habitat so I have no way getting new pictures of the queen who has been captured last year around early april in Hungary. The bright side is that I have access to (naturally) dead workers if you need more pictures, I've taken the following ones of a live one so they might be a bit blurry. (She is well and was released back to the colony)

After taking the worker images I realized I had a calibration paper to tell exact size but I forgot it so meh the worker is around 0.5 centimeters

Queen shots made with phone (old):
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Worker images made with 40x zoom (said):
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Worker images made with1000x zoom (said):
Back of the head
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Thorax
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idahoantgirl
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Re: Worker ID with microscope pictures? + few old of queen

Post: # 34463Post idahoantgirl
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:36 pm

Workers are definitely tetramorium
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

idahoantgirl
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Re: Worker ID with microscope pictures? + few old of queen

Post: # 34464Post idahoantgirl
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:36 pm

Workers are definitely tetramorium
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

Fulkol
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Re: Worker ID with microscope pictures? + few old of queen

Post: # 34466Post Fulkol
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:58 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:36 pm
Workers are definitely tetramorium
Well that's her queen so they are then, thanks :) Maybe anything more specific?

idahoantgirl
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Re: Worker ID with microscope pictures? + few old of queen

Post: # 34467Post idahoantgirl
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:39 pm

Tetramroium caespitum to be exact. :)
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

Fulkol
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Re: Worker ID with microscope pictures? + few old of queen

Post: # 34468Post Fulkol
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:07 am

idahoantgirl wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:39 pm
Tetramroium caespitum to be exact. :)
Thanks I think you are right because their lifestyle meets with what I've observed and also the pictures seem to match, I've seen darker and lighter colored ones but not sure what that means, mine are rather on the light yellow side of the palette

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antnest8
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Re: Worker ID with microscope pictures? + few old of queen

Post: # 34473Post antnest8
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:32 pm

how do you get microscope pictures
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

Fulkol
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Re: Worker ID with microscope pictures? + few old of queen

Post: # 34494Post Fulkol
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:16 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:32 pm
how do you get microscope pictures
I've ordered a digital microscope from ebay, they go from as low as 10$

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Re: Worker ID with microscope pictures? + few old of queen

Post: # 34503Post antnest8
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:33 pm

:lol: Thanks for the idea. i got some microscope pics from getting a microscope and putting the lens on the seeing part.
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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