Found this queen in WA, Aus! PLEASE IDENTIFY!!!

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AntNoobster
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Found this queen in WA, Aus! PLEASE IDENTIFY!!!

Post: # 35352Post AntNoobster
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:28 am

I found this nice queen in a park in WA, Australia. Im quite new and i need an ID. I found it on th 24th of April in Autumn. 17mm long.
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"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest." Proverbs 6:6-8


Founding:
3x Iridomyrmex sp.
4x Crematogaster sp.

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Re: Found this queen in WA, Aus! PLEASE IDENTIFY!!!

Post: # 35357Post antnest8
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:48 am

looks almost like polyrachis at a glace
keeper of
2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis

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Re: Found this queen in WA, Aus! PLEASE IDENTIFY!!!

Post: # 35358Post Hitch3
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:14 am

It is is the genus Iridomyrmex. I am thinking that the species is Bicknelli, but I am not sure, as 17 mm is rather large for Iridomyrmex Bicknelli. Can you take a photo with a ruler beside?
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvjcyJWitRSztq51HziS0Dg

Keeping:
2x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
2 x Nylanderia sp
Camponotus Consobrinus
Pheidole sp
Rhytidoponera metallica

Founding:
Pheidole sp
2x Cremogaster
12x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
Polyarhis sp

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Re: Found this queen in WA, Aus! PLEASE IDENTIFY!!!

Post: # 35382Post antnest8
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:14 pm

thanks i had to go soon so i had no time to really ID it
keeper of
2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis

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AntNoobster
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Re: Found this queen in WA, Aus! PLEASE IDENTIFY!!!

Post: # 35399Post AntNoobster
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:52 pm

OMG so sorry! i measured the wrongly! 8mm that is!
"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest." Proverbs 6:6-8


Founding:
3x Iridomyrmex sp.
4x Crematogaster sp.

Hitch3
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Re: Found this queen in WA, Aus! PLEASE IDENTIFY!!!

Post: # 35400Post Hitch3
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:42 pm

Ahhhh yep ok. I would have to say it would be Iridomyrmex Bicknelli! :D
Would you like any tips?
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvjcyJWitRSztq51HziS0Dg

Keeping:
2x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
2 x Nylanderia sp
Camponotus Consobrinus
Pheidole sp
Rhytidoponera metallica

Founding:
Pheidole sp
2x Cremogaster
12x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
Polyarhis sp

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AntNoobster
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Re: Found this queen in WA, Aus! PLEASE IDENTIFY!!!

Post: # 35402Post AntNoobster
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:47 pm

yes plz! heres some questions
1. do u know the common name?
2. how wide should the test tube be?
3. is it the flight season?
if you cant answer its ok
thnx
"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest." Proverbs 6:6-8


Founding:
3x Iridomyrmex sp.
4x Crematogaster sp.

Hitch3
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Re: Found this queen in WA, Aus! PLEASE IDENTIFY!!!

Post: # 35422Post Hitch3
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:56 pm

1 - Rainbow Ant (When in sun light they glow a purply green.)

2 - Just a regular sized test tube is fine, not to gigantic, not to small. (16 mm and above is fine)

3 - Theses ant have 2 - 3 nuptial flights a year. 1 in the beginning of spring, 1 in mid December, and 1 early March.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvjcyJWitRSztq51HziS0Dg

Keeping:
2x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
2 x Nylanderia sp
Camponotus Consobrinus
Pheidole sp
Rhytidoponera metallica

Founding:
Pheidole sp
2x Cremogaster
12x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
Polyarhis sp

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AntNoobster
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Re: Found this queen in WA, Aus! PLEASE IDENTIFY!!!

Post: # 35429Post AntNoobster
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:13 pm

i only have about 25mm tubes, is that fine? btw, there was a nuptial flight yesterday (in perth) and i caught 7 queens. some were different species.
"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest." Proverbs 6:6-8


Founding:
3x Iridomyrmex sp.
4x Crematogaster sp.

Hitch3
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Re: Found this queen in WA, Aus! PLEASE IDENTIFY!!!

Post: # 35445Post Hitch3
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:49 am

25 mm is fine!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvjcyJWitRSztq51HziS0Dg

Keeping:
2x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
2 x Nylanderia sp
Camponotus Consobrinus
Pheidole sp
Rhytidoponera metallica

Founding:
Pheidole sp
2x Cremogaster
12x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
Polyarhis sp

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