HELP ID QUEEN ANT!!!

Help with identifying the species your ants

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CatsnAnts
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HELP ID QUEEN ANT!!!

Post: # 37399Post CatsnAnts
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:27 pm

So basically OMG! I just caught my first queen ant of the season, and this might be my first colony since my past queen ants were all social parasites and never started colonies. I really need help identifying this queen, care tips would also be nice too!!!Image
Founding:
x1 Camponotus subbarbatus
x6 Tetramorium immigrans
x1 Formica pallidelfulva
x1 unknown sp.

I just love cats and ants...

PTasker15
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Re: HELP ID QUEEN ANT!!!

Post: # 37406Post PTasker15
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:28 pm

Camponotus Atriceps
Colonies:
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtum
1 Crematogaster Biroi
Founding:
3 Camponotus Deciepens
7 Camponotus Ceastaus
1 Strumigenys Rogeri
1 Dormyrmex Bureni
6 Nylanderia Terricola
4 Brachymyrmex Pataginicus
Dream Species-Atta Texana

CatsnAnts
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Re: HELP ID QUEEN ANT!!!

Post: # 37429Post CatsnAnts
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:22 pm

I don’t know for sure if it is a Camponotus atriceps because I live in Indiana, and Wikipedia says they are native to South America, and it just doesn’t quite look like my queen ant, I may very possibly be wrong though, any thoughts???
Founding:
x1 Camponotus subbarbatus
x6 Tetramorium immigrans
x1 Formica pallidelfulva
x1 unknown sp.

I just love cats and ants...

WNCAnt
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Re: HELP ID QUEEN ANT!!!

Post: # 37435Post WNCAnt
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:39 pm

Well 1st keep her away from your other ants. See the mite on her leg? She looks just like my Camponotus subbarbatus see my journal if you would like. I am 100% sure these are in your area.
Founding Camponotus Pennsylvanicus X 2.
Founding Camponotus Subbarbatus X1.

CatsnAnts
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Re: HELP ID QUEEN ANT!!!

Post: # 37437Post CatsnAnts
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:42 pm

Thanks!!!!
Founding:
x1 Camponotus subbarbatus
x6 Tetramorium immigrans
x1 Formica pallidelfulva
x1 unknown sp.

I just love cats and ants...

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Batspiderfish
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Re: HELP ID QUEEN ANT!!!

Post: # 37438Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:43 pm

Don't forget the measurements! It's the rule!
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.

CatsnAnts
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Re: HELP ID QUEEN ANT!!!

Post: # 37442Post CatsnAnts
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:04 pm

GREAT NEWS!!! While I was trying to get the mite off, it just randomly fell off sometime in the process, NO MORE MITES!!! And the queen ant is about 6mm I think, I’m not too good at measurements, lol.
Founding:
x1 Camponotus subbarbatus
x6 Tetramorium immigrans
x1 Formica pallidelfulva
x1 unknown sp.

I just love cats and ants...

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Batspiderfish
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Re: HELP ID QUEEN ANT!!!

Post: # 37444Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:20 pm

That's way too small, but that definitely means she is Camponotus subbarbatus.
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.

WNCAnt
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Re: HELP ID QUEEN ANT!!!

Post: # 37448Post WNCAnt
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:56 pm

Awesome I thought so!!! Great to hear she dropped the mite. Mine did the same, I too had the same exact mite problem. The red color is because those mites are like ticks blood suckers.
Founding Camponotus Pennsylvanicus X 2.
Founding Camponotus Subbarbatus X1.

PTasker15
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Re: HELP ID QUEEN ANT!!!

Post: # 37459Post PTasker15
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:28 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:20 pm
That's way too small, but that definitely means she is Camponotus subbarbatus.
I For Some Reason Got camponotus kiusiuensis
But Then Relized Where He Was From And Knew It Was Wrong :lol:
Colonies:
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtum
1 Crematogaster Biroi
Founding:
3 Camponotus Deciepens
7 Camponotus Ceastaus
1 Strumigenys Rogeri
1 Dormyrmex Bureni
6 Nylanderia Terricola
4 Brachymyrmex Pataginicus
Dream Species-Atta Texana

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