Is that a lasius niger?

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Is that a lasius niger?

Post: # 34579Post FantasticKru
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:28 am

I have cought 2 queens, 1 with wings and one without wings.
I am 99% sure that does are lasius niger queens, but i want to be 100% sure.
i live in israel so the start of the flights are starting around 1 month before the flights of europe start.
can you tell me if that is a lasius niger queen? i want to be 100% sure and not 99% sure.
i took a picture only of the queen without the wings.


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Re: Is that a lasius niger?

Post: # 34721Post PTasker15
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:52 pm

Nope.They Are In The Lasius Genus.Probbably Lasius Neoniger.
1 T.Melanocephalum
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtuml
4 Camponotus Sayi
3 Crematogaster Ashmeadi
4 Hypoponera Ocpacior
1 Psudomyrmex Ejectus
1 Baraponera Texana(Species Of ant I Found)
3 Camponotus Pysnllvanicus
Dream Species-Atta Texana

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Re: Is that a lasius niger?

Post: # 34784Post Delphie
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:16 pm

There are a number of Lasius sp in Israel but neither of them apper to be niger or neoniger. There is a useful document here. The pictures are not clear enough to allow a 100% identification.

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Re: Is that a lasius niger?

Post: # 34787Post idahoantgirl
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:59 pm

Note that sites like these are not complete nor necessarily accurate
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

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Re: Is that a lasius niger?

Post: # 34796Post antnest8
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:48 am

it looks like neoniger because the gastor is longer and in that shape
almost one year of ant keeping :D

a restarting camponotus queen
one crematogaster queen
and a bunch of lasius umbratus queens (to lazy to count them all) :lol:

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