What species is this queen?

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averagebilly
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What species is this queen?

Post: # 29563Post averagebilly
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:24 pm

I was just out cycling when I saw an ant tunnel leading under a rock, and thought that it might be a cholosteral chamber. Sure enough, there was a queen under there. I put her in a container with some sand, a couple rocks, and some moist cotton after taking the pictures so that she feels at home.

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Re: What species is this queen?

Post: # 29574Post AntsRule
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:59 pm

It looks sort of like a male to me but we will need closer pics
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averagebilly
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Re: What species is this queen?

Post: # 29576Post averagebilly
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:18 pm

I don't think that it's a male because I found it in a cholosteral chamber.
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Re: What species is this queen?

Post: # 29580Post AntsRule
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:52 pm

O really, wow :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

averagebilly
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Re: What species is this queen?

Post: # 29591Post averagebilly
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:45 pm

If this does turn out to actually be queen, I wonder if it's a new species.
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Re: What species is this queen?

Post: # 29616Post Batspiderfish
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:24 pm

Aphaenogaster sp. male. I'm guessing that was a part of his mother nest or else he was just taking shelter there.
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