Identity help - 5/19/18 - South Florida, USA

Help with identifying the species your ants

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Goost1049
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Identity help - 5/19/18 - South Florida, USA

Post: # 36100Post Goost1049
Sat May 19, 2018 10:50 am

I got this queen while at work.
To me it looks a lot like a solenopsis sp.
Caught 5/3/18
Location: South Florida, USA
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Re: Identity help - 5/19/18 - South Florida, USA

Post: # 36105Post Batspiderfish
Sat May 19, 2018 2:36 pm

Measurements? The coloration makes it look like Solenopsis geminata (for once) but the head looks too round, so if she isn't small enough to be a thief ant, I would have to go with S. invicta. The majors make it much easier to distinguish S. geminata.
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Re: Identity help - 5/19/18 - South Florida, USA

Post: # 36242Post Goost1049
Tue May 22, 2018 6:14 pm

about 8-10mm

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Re: Identity help - 5/19/18 - South Florida, USA

Post: # 36476Post Goost1049
Tue May 29, 2018 7:35 am

After going out of town for a few days, I came back to a flooded test tube... not sure what went wrong, but it is disheartening.

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Re: Identity help - 5/19/18 - South Florida, USA

Post: # 36506Post antnest8
Tue May 29, 2018 5:13 pm

is she alive?
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: Identity help - 5/19/18 - South Florida, USA

Post: # 36554Post Goost1049
Wed May 30, 2018 12:36 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 5:13 pm
is she alive?
No... a sad day indeed

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