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CatsnAnts
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Help ID queen and anything else about this species

Post: # 36744Post CatsnAnts
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:56 pm

I just found this queen ant today and I really have no idea of what species she could be? It would be very nice if someone could share some of there knowledge on that and maybe some caring tips as well?
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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 and anything else about this species

Post: # 36760Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:54 pm

A Lasius umbratus queen which flew last fall. A social parasite, she will need to be introduced to young workers of another Lasius species before she can start her own colony.

http://www.formiculture.com/topic/3252-much-ado-about-the-founding-of-lasius-temporary-social-parasites/
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antnest8
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Re: Help ID queen and anything else about this species

Post: # 36836Post antnest8
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:06 pm

i also would give lasius brood. my umbratus queen never laid eggs until i supplied her with larvae
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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Batspiderfish
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Re: Help ID queen and anything else about this species

Post: # 36846Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:57 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:06 pm
i also would give lasius brood. my umbratus queen never laid eggs until i supplied her with larvae
Larvae help, but I can attest that they aren't a requirement.
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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Re: Help ID queen and anything else about this species

Post: # 36977Post CatsnAnts
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:46 pm

Thanks for all of the help! I think that I will try some of your suggestions! If anybody has any more tips, please share! Thanks again!!!
Founding:
x1 Camponotus subbarbatus
x6 Tetramorium immigrans
x1 Formica pallidelfulva
x1 unknown sp.

I just love cats and ants...

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Re: Help ID queen and anything else about this species

Post: # 37686Post KinmanPack777
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:37 am

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