Identifying species and queens

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Identifying species and queens

Post: # 331Post Cronolgical
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:42 pm

As it turns out, right outside my front door is a colony of ants. I'm unsure what species/breed. But after spending some time around them I found one who had larger body parts then its companians. Could someone tell me A) what species this is. {They appear a weird orange/redish black) and B) if what I caught is actually a queen (I know the pictures are bad but I can't get her to stay still.

Here are the pictures: http://imgur.com/6jQ9e84,h1ReECd

If you need more pictures let me know. Ill try to get some for you but I don't eant to bother her at the moment she's in a dark area of my home hopefully making a home for herself soon.

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Re: Identifying species and queens

Post: # 333Post larynx
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:46 pm

someone else may be able to call this one. but for me they are a bit too blurry. try and sneak a clear pic before she has eggs, if its a queen. little less stressful. :D
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Re: Identifying species and queens

Post: # 337Post Cronolgical
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:13 pm

My bad the pictures were indeed horrrible. I toOK her bACK out and here are some improved pictures.

http://imgur.com/QdjvsPc,s47ri3H,CwM3FMH

Sorry for typos, phone writing sucks.

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Re: Identifying species and queens

Post: # 339Post larynx
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:20 pm

im not versed enough to call that one, sorry.
but dont fret, there are plenty of folks on here that know alot about IDing species. :D
where are you located? that will help with the ID.
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Re: Identifying species and queens

Post: # 341Post Cronolgical
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:23 pm

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Post: # 362Post Gregory2455
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:35 pm

It looks to me like a species of wingless wasp. Can you tell me if it has elbowed antennae or not?

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Post: # 369Post Cronolgical
Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:09 pm

Gregory2455 wrote:It looks to me like a species of wingless wasp. Can you tell me if it has elbowed antennae or not?
Well the "ants" came out of an anthill soooo. But either way, I'm not sure what you mean by this? could you explain further?

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Post: # 370Post Gregory2455
Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:12 pm

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Re: Identifying species and queens

Post: # 386Post Cronolgical
Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:59 pm

Gregory2455 wrote:Image
You are correct the "ant" I caught did turn out to be the wingless wasp you had posted about.

CAn you tell me anything about the creature I've caught? Is it a queen? The fellow "workers" around it seemed much smaller and would occasionally crowd around the queen as if protecting it. I'm not sure if this is a queen, but all body parts are of larger size then its fellow "workers"

Could you tell me more about this species?

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Re: Identifying species and queens

Post: # 389Post Gregory2455
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:11 am

Cronolgical wrote: You are correct the "ant" I caught did turn out to be the wingless wasp you had posted about.

CAn you tell me anything about the creature I've caught? Is it a queen? The fellow "workers" around it seemed much smaller and would occasionally crowd around the queen as if protecting it. I'm not sure if this is a queen, but all body parts are of larger size then its fellow "workers"

Could you tell me more about this species?
I do not know anything about these, but maybe someone else does.

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