Queen ant identification

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Ryderw
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Queen ant identification

Post: # 36140Post Ryderw
Sun May 20, 2018 8:54 am

I am just starting ant keeping and found this ant this last week(5/17/18). She was in the ground trying to start a new colony after her nuptial flight and I dug her up.I am desperate to find out what kind she is as she started to lay eggs. Here are the pics hope you can get a good look my phone didn't want to focus on her in the tube and I didn't want to keep her out too long and have her eat her eggs! :shock:

6mm in size 6.2mm if you want to get technical

https://drive.google.com/file/d/15eKosZvrMgMVTEC7CUtEct4lOg-o5t7f/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NfqcBa_TTdi0pq2e4b6mULx4ugjJ876_/view?usp=sharing

PS: She was found in North America Florida
I have found a queen ant and I am not sure what species she is
https://drive.google.com/file/d/15eKosZvrMgMVTEC7CUtEct4lOg-o5t7f/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NfqcBa_TTdi0pq2e4b6mULx4ugjJ876_/view?usp=sharing

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Queen ant identification

Post: # 36152Post Batspiderfish
Sun May 20, 2018 3:08 pm

Forelius pruinosus. Thanks for adding a measurement! They are important for every ID and part of the rules for posting an ID request. In this case, 6mm helps to distinguish this queen from the ~9mm Dorymyrmex.

Also, please only post a request once. Duplicate threads just make a mess.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

Ryderw
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Re: Queen ant identification

Post: # 36153Post Ryderw
Sun May 20, 2018 3:31 pm

Ok thanks allot yeah sorry about that I just joined and wasn't sure if I was posting so everyone could see or my profile lol but thanks so much :D
I have found a queen ant and I am not sure what species she is
https://drive.google.com/file/d/15eKosZvrMgMVTEC7CUtEct4lOg-o5t7f/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NfqcBa_TTdi0pq2e4b6mULx4ugjJ876_/view?usp=sharing

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Queen ant identification

Post: # 36154Post Batspiderfish
Sun May 20, 2018 3:34 pm

Congrats! and welcome! :D
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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