I found ant colonies and I need help to identify them

Help with identifying the species your ants

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AntsGreece
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I found ant colonies and I need help to identify them

Post: # 35817Post AntsGreece
Wed May 09, 2018 2:51 pm

Hello to the forum!
I am new member and new hobbyist, I found today some ant colonies and I don't know their species I have some photos and I hope you can tell me their names.. Thanks :D

http://s1253.photobucket.com/user/angelosvas/story

the first photo wave are unknown ants for me
the second photo wave (the middle photos with the small ants) I guess lasius niger...?
and the last photos with the "big ants" I think are Carpenter ants

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AntsGreece
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Re: I found ant colonies and I need help to identify them

Post: # 35818Post AntsGreece
Wed May 09, 2018 2:52 pm

Location Athens Greece

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Re: I found ant colonies and I need help to identify them

Post: # 35825Post antnest8
Wed May 09, 2018 5:15 pm

do you know approximate sizes?
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: I found ant colonies and I need help to identify them

Post: # 35835Post AntsGreece
Wed May 09, 2018 11:47 pm

No :|

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Re: I found ant colonies and I need help to identify them

Post: # 35848Post AntsGreece
Thu May 10, 2018 3:03 pm

are Carpenter ants good for beginners?

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Re: I found ant colonies and I need help to identify them

Post: # 35849Post antnest8
Thu May 10, 2018 3:11 pm

yes they are known as great beginner species even though they produce slowly
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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AntsGreece
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Re: I found ant colonies and I need help to identify them

Post: # 35855Post AntsGreece
Fri May 11, 2018 1:23 am

Thanks for the info! I hope to find a queen

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AntsGreece
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Re: I found ant colonies and I need help to identify them

Post: # 35864Post AntsGreece
Fri May 11, 2018 2:03 pm

Hello again today this afternoon I found 2 queen ants (unknown species) one of the queens left her wings inside the test tube and the other one still keep her wings.

http://s1253.photobucket.com/user/angelosvas/media/IMG_20180511_214401_zpsgukgacwp.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0&hotlinkfix=1526065154990

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AntsGreece
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Re: I found ant colonies and I need help to identify them

Post: # 35897Post AntsGreece
Sun May 13, 2018 3:52 am

Can anyone identify them?

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Re: I found ant colonies and I need help to identify them

Post: # 35902Post BleedingRaindrops
Sun May 13, 2018 5:09 pm

Difficult to tell from these photos. Try to get clear shots with more detail. Front, side, and top profile shots are best.
Ants kept
Nylanderia sp.
Camponotus sp.
Paratrechina Longicornis
Pheidole sp.

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