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.
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: # 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
Posts: 26
Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:03 am
Location: Nova Scotia

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?

AntsRule
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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
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

Razeluxe
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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.
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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