What species are these 2 ants

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Nj6000
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What species are these 2 ants

Post: # 27393Post Nj6000
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:36 pm

Was wondering what species these 2 ants are. Ant 1: https://imgur.com/a/trjjl Ant 2: https://imgur.com/a/ScScA

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Re: What species are these 2 ants

Post: # 27394Post Aquaexploder
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:48 pm

The first picture won't work and could you take a higher resolution photo for the second?
Founding:

Camponotus nearcticus (x1)

Prenolepis imparis (x3)

Myrmica (Unknown) (x1)

Tetramorium (x2)

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Re: What species are these 2 ants

Post: # 27396Post Nj6000
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:02 pm

Sorry . Working on it .

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Re: ID Request

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Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:04 pm

Leaning Towards Solenopsis Sp, Till Better Images Are Provided.
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Re: What species are these 2 ants

Post: # 27420Post Nj6000
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:02 am

Here are some better pics . Sorry if there still not very good using my phone to take them . Ant 1: https://www.flickr.com/gp/153277605@N06/RD1m58 Ant 2: https://www.flickr.com/gp/153277605@N06/LD3adc

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Re: What species are these 2 ants

Post: # 27447Post Nj6000
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:22 pm

Also are these two ants polygyny ?

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Re: ID Request

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Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:00 am

Don't Attempt Polygyny Unless You Want Two Dead Queens.
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 27505Post Nj6000
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:23 am

Phoenix wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:00 am
Don't Attempt Polygyny Unless You Want Two Dead Queens.
Ok .

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Re: What species are these 2 ants

Post: # 27515Post Nj6000
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:44 am

I did some research and I think one of the ants is camponotus but probably wrong . I'm a beginner ant keeper .

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Re: What species are these 2 ants

Post: # 27520Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:21 pm

Collecting mature colonies from the wild is not a good way to obtain an ant colony.

The first ants are Aphaenogaster, but none of the pupae I can see in that container belong to them. Some of those look like bees.

The carpenter ant queen is Camponotus chromaiodes.
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