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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.
Links:
Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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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.
Links:
Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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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?
Links:
Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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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

Aphaenogaster cf. rudis

Tetramorium caespitum

Crematogaster sp.

Selliing:

Stennama sp.

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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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