Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

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MajorMadness
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Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

Post: # 21831Post MajorMadness
Sat May 27, 2017 8:17 am

Hello, first post here and also my first queen catches! about a week ago i got home from uni to see hundreds of queens on my driveway. I got what things i could to keep the safely and just watched them for ages, eventually picking 3 that seemed cool.

Here are the best pics i could get, it took a while for me to get them since my camera isn't great.

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Thanks for any responses!
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 21832Post Phoenix
Sat May 27, 2017 10:08 am

Fully-Claustral Queen, For Sure.
Probably Camponotus / Iridomyrmex; Something From The Formicinae Subfamily.
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Re: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

Post: # 21834Post JackPayne
Sat May 27, 2017 10:19 am

It's Iridomyrmyx.
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Re: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

Post: # 21842Post Martialis
Sat May 27, 2017 11:44 am

JackPayne wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 10:19 am
It's Iridomyrmyx.
Doubtful, Iridomyrmex flies in your spring and summer.
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Re: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

Post: # 21870Post JackPayne
Sat May 27, 2017 5:57 pm

Martialis wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 11:44 am
JackPayne wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 10:19 am
It's Iridomyrmyx.
Doubtful, Iridomyrmex flies in your spring and summer.
That is irrelevant since we have had Iridomyrmyx flights the past two weeks in NSW.

In Australia we have had quite wacky weather.
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Re: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

Post: # 21876Post Martialis
Sat May 27, 2017 7:21 pm

JackPayne wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 5:57 pm
Martialis wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 11:44 am
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That is irrelevant since we have had Iridomyrmyx flights the past two weeks in NSW.

In Australia we have had quite wacky weather.
While a possibility, I am still skeptical. I want measurements before any guesses are made.
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Re: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

Post: # 21878Post MajorMadness
Sat May 27, 2017 7:27 pm

Martialis wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 7:21 pm
JackPayne wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 5:57 pm
Martialis wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 11:44 am
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That is irrelevant since we have had Iridomyrmyx flights the past two weeks in NSW.

In Australia we have had quite wacky weather.
While a possibility, I am still skeptical. I want measurements before any guesses are made.


The measurements of the pictured queen was tough to get because she was always moving, but it was very close to 10-12mm.

Thanks for the responses everyone.
New to ant keeping but loving every second of it.

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Re: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

Post: # 21879Post Martialis
Sat May 27, 2017 7:32 pm

Thanks for measurements! Is it possible at all to get clearer photos? It could be either Camponotus or Iridomyrmex.
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Re: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

Post: # 21880Post MajorMadness
Sat May 27, 2017 7:58 pm

Martialis wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 7:32 pm
Thanks for measurements! Is it possible at all to get clearer photos? It could be either Camponotus or Iridomyrmex.


Took her out to get some more photos, but my camera just doesn't like focusing easily on small objects. These are the best i could get, but i think they are actually not bad compared to the first ones.

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Them eggs!

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Thanks for your help everyone!
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Re: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

Post: # 21882Post Martialis
Sat May 27, 2017 8:19 pm

Camponotus sp.
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