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by DeiaFormica
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Sydney ant ID : Camponotus queen ?
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Sydney ant ID : Camponotus queen ?

The pictures are really blurry, so here's a link to a possible species: https://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_ants/golden_ant.htm

Do they look like that?
by DeiaFormica
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Cought in South East South Dakota mid September
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Cought in South East South Dakota mid September

Definitely Camponotus, not queens though.

They could be Pennsylvanicus or Modoc if these major workers are that large. Every other species I looked up for your area are either much smaller, or have distinct colours and patterns.

Hope this helps.
by DeiaFormica
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Found in Mid-Michigan late August
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Found in Mid-Michigan late August

Looks like a very gravid Lasius queen. Head seems a bit small for camponotus, and her thorax is massive.

Here's a Lasius Niger for reference:
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by DeiaFormica
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Why are my queens tearing at their cotton?
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Why are my queens tearing at their cotton?

I caught these 2 queens crawling along the sidewalk about a week ago, and noticed that they still had their wings attached. I stuck them in test tubes and noticed that they immediately started tearing at the cotton. I read online that they usually stop after a few days so I wasn't too worried. After...
by DeiaFormica
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Any identification possible queen???
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Any identification possible queen???

Hi, the ant in your image is hard to see, but there are features that look similar to 2 queens I caught recently. I posted about it here: https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=15804 Let me know if that helps, also try to get a picture from the side/above so we can see if there are wing s...
by DeiaFormica
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Northern Colorado pink colored uknown ants
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Northern Colorado pink colored uknown ants

Looks very much like Formica biophilica
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by DeiaFormica
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Please help me identify my ant
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Please help me identify my ant

I believe that's a termite. Not sure if male or female though. Unfortunately to keep termites you need to have both as the male has to be present to constantly fertilize the queen.
by DeiaFormica
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 4-5 mm ant, not sure what caste or species
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: 4-5 mm ant, not sure what caste or species

Do you think I should give them food, if so what kind?
by DeiaFormica
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 4-5 mm ant, not sure what caste or species
Replies: 4
Views: 328

4-5 mm ant, not sure what caste or species

I found 2 of these little 4-5 mm reddish-brown ants under a rock, they were sitting only inches from a large colony of yellow-brown ants that were closer to 3.5mm in size, and had very pointed gasters, so I'm convinced my 2 catches are unrelated, but possibly are of a parasitic species. These 2 litt...
by DeiaFormica
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: California Common Ants
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: California Common Ants

Okay so.. those might actually be argentine ants (Linepithema humile). Worker: https://bugguide.net/images/raw/T08/QT0/T08QT05QJ0NQJ07KTKQKOKVQHSBQC0HK6KRKA08QJ08QUK0KUKLKPK4QEKMKOK7KAKBQF0IKAK.jpg Queen: http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45993000/jpg/_45993904_megacolonyants.jpg Keep in mind th...