Newbie here, just caught a queen! Help me ID please!

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Razeluxe
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Newbie here, just caught a queen! Help me ID please!

Post: # 29673Post Razeluxe
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:20 pm

Freaking awesome.

I'm in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Halifax, and I caught my first queen! I'm not sure what species it is, but I'm pretty sure it's a carpenter ant of some kind. Please see attached pic, I just hope she's mated.

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Re: Newbie here, just caught a queen! Help me ID please!

Post: # 29674Post AntsRule
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:29 pm

Side view please. head makes me think camponotus.
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Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

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Re: Newbie here, just caught a queen! Help me ID please!

Post: # 29694Post Razeluxe
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:08 pm

Is this good enough?

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Re: Newbie here, just caught a queen! Help me ID please!

Post: # 29720Post AntsRule
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:37 pm

I think Camponotus herculeanus but pics are still a bit blurry, definitely camponotus though. :D Good find
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

Keeper of:
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

Razeluxe
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Re: Newbie here, just caught a queen! Help me ID please!

Post: # 29759Post Razeluxe
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:43 am

Based on the research I've done, it might also be camponotus noveboracensis. What do you think?

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Re: Newbie here, just caught a queen! Help me ID please!

Post: # 29762Post AntsRule
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:45 am

There very similar looking, a clear picture will tell :D
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

Keeper of:
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

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Re: Newbie here, just caught a queen! Help me ID please!

Post: # 29765Post Batspiderfish
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:30 am

Camponotus novaeboracensis
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Re: Newbie here, just caught a queen! Help me ID please!

Post: # 29769Post Razeluxe
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:31 am

Just caught a new one! What species you think?

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Re: Newbie here, just caught a queen! Help me ID please!

Post: # 29772Post Razeluxe
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:44 am

Lasius Niger maybe

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Re: Newbie here, just caught a queen! Help me ID please!

Post: # 29780Post Batspiderfish
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:28 am

Measurements. I should have mentioned this for the Camponotus queen too.
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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