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Re: Quiz Me!

Post: # 15317Post Nathant
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:32 pm

Martialis wrote:
Batspiderfish wrote:Haha! That doesn't follow the criteria!

I guess this is extra credit.
But it does! It's a parasite and Lasius. From antwiki. I'll tell you the species in another thread or private message.
Haha! I Suppose this is fair since I didn't directly state to send only queens,(unless this is a species not listed) but I have absolutely no idea how to identify this worker. I'm going to take an educated guess: Lasius murphyi. Probably wrong but eh this was not what I was expecting. But yeah, from now on send queens. ;)
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Re: Quiz Me!

Post: # 15318Post Batspiderfish
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:44 pm

Nathant wrote:Alright, so I THINK I've learned how to differientiate parasitic Lasius queens, (Thanks Batspiderfish :D) but I need to see if I can do so without someone identifying it for me. So send pictures of any of these Lasius species without telling me what species it actually is. I will name the species and you will tell me if I was right or wrong:

-claviger
-latipes
-interjectus
-murphyi
-subumbratus
-umbratus
-speculiventris

P.S. Remember to send only queens, preferably dealates. Thank you! :D
You did, tho. :lol:

This isn't any of the species in your list, but it is a Lasius temporary social parasite.
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: Quiz Me!

Post: # 15319Post Nathant
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:49 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Nathant wrote:Alright, so I THINK I've learned how to differientiate parasitic Lasius queens, (Thanks Batspiderfish :D) but I need to see if I can do so without someone identifying it for me. So send pictures of any of these Lasius species without telling me what species it actually is. I will name the species and you will tell me if I was right or wrong:

-claviger
-latipes
-interjectus
-murphyi
-subumbratus
-umbratus
-speculiventris

P.S. Remember to send only queens, preferably dealates. Thank you! :D
You did, tho. :lol:

This isn't any of the species in your list, but it is a Lasius temporary social parasite.
Oh, I guess I did. Well let's just try to forget about this ongoing disaster :lol:
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Re: Quiz Me!

Post: # 15320Post Batspiderfish
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:52 pm

This species and subgenus is found only in Eurasia.
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: Quiz Me!

Post: # 15321Post Nathant
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:58 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:This species and subgenus is found only in Eurasia.
I thought it was located somewhere not here. I know nothing about ants anywhere else other than a bit in New England, and research would be cheating in my book, (as I memorized everything I learned) so I've got nothing. No answer.
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Re: Quiz Me!

Post: # 15322Post Nathant
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:07 pm

Actually, I HAVE heard about one species in that area, although I'm not even sure if it's Social parasite: Lasius fuliginosus
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Re: Quiz Me!

Post: # 15323Post Batspiderfish
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:11 pm

Ah, the shiny, jet-black social parasite of Lasius umbratus and other Lasius?
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Re: Quiz Me!

Post: # 15324Post Nathant
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:25 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:Ah, the shiny, jet-black social parasite of Lasius umbratus and other Lasius?
Oh wow. So they are Social Parasites of Social Parasites? That's neat.
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Re: Quiz Me!

Post: # 15325Post Martialis
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:37 pm

Yes! You are correct! :)
Keeper of

Formica sp.

Tetramorium caespitum

Camponotus chromaiodes

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Re: Quiz Me!

Post: # 15326Post Nathant
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:39 pm

Martialis wrote:Yes! You are correct! :)
Oh, sweet!!! I was not expecting that!
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