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by Numbat
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Sydney ant ID : Camponotus queen ?
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Sydney ant ID : Camponotus queen ?

I think it's more like this one:
http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_ants/images/DSC_7199.jpg
by Numbat
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Sydney ant ID : Camponotus queen ?
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Sydney ant ID : Camponotus queen ?

Hi, I found this ant today and it has a very striking gold bottom. Can anyone tell from these pics if it is a Camponotus ant? And is it likely to be a queen? https://imgur.com/a/0P8PRit There have definitely been ants flying around in Sydney the last couple days (after rain), and I found some other ...
by Numbat
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Sydney ant identification help?
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Sydney ant identification help?

I found another 2 today of these ants. It was a bright sunny day so I saw they definitely have a green metallic sheen, especially the head. Slightly better pics of one: https://imgur.com/a/1Zti1UX Can anyone tell me if this is likely to be a queen? And if so, I read they are semi-claustral. Hints on...
by Numbat
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Sydney ant identification help?
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Sydney ant identification help?

I just found another one today from the same area, which is bigger than the 2 yesterday, so now I'm not entirely sure the first 2 are queens. Will wait and see! The new one does have a slightly metallic sheen.

I also found one with wings in my backyard, but I let it fly off.
by Numbat
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Sydney ant identification help?
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Sydney ant identification help?

Thanks! I'll look them up.
I'm not sure if it's that green but I'll try to get a better magnifying glass to check.
by Numbat
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Ant Meetups, Events, and Clubs
Topic: Ant keepers in Australia NSW and all other states and territories in Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 3846

Re: Ant keepers in Australia NSW and all other states and territories in Australia

Hello, new to all this but interested to know if there are any Ant keeper community events in Sydney or Melbourne.
by Numbat
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Sydney ant identification help?
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Sydney ant identification help?

Hi, is anyone able to tell from these grainy photos if this is likely to be a queen ant? https://imgur.com/a/USSnPAO I'm completely new to ant collecting and I have a very old phone with poor quality camera and not a very good magnifying glass. It is spring in Sydney and we had a rain storm last nig...