I found ant colonies and I need help to identify them

Help with identifying the species your ants

Moderator: ooper01

User avatar
AntsGreece
Posts: 16
Joined: Fri May 04, 2018 1:37 pm
Location: Greece

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

Post: # 35903Post AntsGreece
Sun May 13, 2018 5:24 pm

Ok thank you I will try tomorrow

User avatar
AntsGreece
Posts: 16
Joined: Fri May 04, 2018 1:37 pm
Location: Greece

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

Post: # 35924Post AntsGreece
Mon May 14, 2018 12:20 pm

Unfortunately I can't take photos of the Queens today... :( The two queens I have are tiny and brown-gold if this helps :|

User avatar
BleedingRaindrops
Posts: 142
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:33 am
Location: California

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

Post: # 35928Post BleedingRaindrops
Mon May 14, 2018 3:33 pm

How tiny? Can you get an accurate length in mm?
Ants kept
Nylanderia sp.
Camponotus sp.
Paratrechina Longicornis
Pheidole sp.

User avatar
AntsGreece
Posts: 16
Joined: Fri May 04, 2018 1:37 pm
Location: Greece

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

Post: # 35954Post AntsGreece
Tue May 15, 2018 6:11 am

8-10mm like a small camponotus worker

User avatar
BleedingRaindrops
Posts: 142
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:33 am
Location: California

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

Post: # 35961Post BleedingRaindrops
Tue May 15, 2018 10:03 am

8-10mm is not what I would consider tiny. :lol:
I'll have to look up some better keys when I get home in a few weeks. Looking through lists of genera for possible candidates is tiring on my phone.
In the meantime, do try to get detailed photos
Here's a guide for getting great photos.
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?p=21844#p21844
And remember to crop your photos before uploading.
Ants kept
Nylanderia sp.
Camponotus sp.
Paratrechina Longicornis
Pheidole sp.

User avatar
AntsGreece
Posts: 16
Joined: Fri May 04, 2018 1:37 pm
Location: Greece

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

Post: # 35962Post AntsGreece
Tue May 15, 2018 10:41 am

one of the two queens has made eggs!!!!! I am really happy!!!! :D

User avatar
AntsGreece
Posts: 16
Joined: Fri May 04, 2018 1:37 pm
Location: Greece

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

Post: # 35963Post AntsGreece
Tue May 15, 2018 11:25 am

I have photos of my second queen http://s1253.photobucket.com/user/angelosvas/media/IMG_20180515_180218_zps6ntkc4wi.jpg.html?hotlinkfix=1526401307981
I know this is not the best photos but for a reason my phone wont zoom on the queen very well....

I can't take picture the queen with eggs because I don't want to scare her... :D

User avatar
AntsGreece
Posts: 16
Joined: Fri May 04, 2018 1:37 pm
Location: Greece

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

Post: # 36044Post AntsGreece
Thu May 17, 2018 2:28 pm

Hello again
Today I found another one queen in the same nest and the size of the queens are 6-8mm and not 10 :lol:
The nest is in a rocky wall and the workers are very tiny I guess 4-6mm if this helps to identify them

User avatar
AntsGreece
Posts: 16
Joined: Fri May 04, 2018 1:37 pm
Location: Greece

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

Post: # 36109Post AntsGreece
Sat May 19, 2018 2:59 pm

The queens are Pheidole sp.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest