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Joceti
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Two Ant Queens

Post: # 32227Post Joceti
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:20 pm

Hello again, I found these two ant queens in a pool in South Florida, they are approximately 1cm long. I Need assistance identifying them. And if known, please include of the colonies of this species can have multiple queens.

https://imgur.com/gallery/gGLYd

Thanks for the help
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Re: Two Ant Queens

Post: # 32229Post Batspiderfish
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:44 pm

These are termites.
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: Two Ant Queens

Post: # 32230Post Joceti
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:45 pm

I had a feeling about that. Thanks
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Re: Two Ant Queens

Post: # 32231Post Joceti
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:56 pm

Joceti wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:45 pm
I had a feeling about that. Thanks. Time to tent the house
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Re: Two Ant Queens

Post: # 32279Post Chamety
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:57 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:44 pm
These are termites.
Sadly, BSF is correct (as always). Those are termite queens. Keep trying! Better luck next time, never give up looking for those ant queens! On the other hand, you can raise termites, too. Just um.... don't let them escape... or launch alates. =)

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Re: Two Ant Queens

Post: # 32280Post Batspiderfish
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:51 pm

Unlike ants, termite colonies require a paired male and female which will live in the nest and mate for life.
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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