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by Batspiderfish
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Anyone know what species and possibly caste this is?
Replies: 5
Views: 32

Re: Anyone know what species and possibly caste this is?

Looks like a queen, but this picture won't do for an ID.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Pharaoh Ant Queen captured
Replies: 5
Views: 34

Re: Pharaoh Ant Queen captured

Ah! Definitely A. gracilipes.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Nashville, TN USA 12:00
Replies: 3
Views: 23

Re: Nashville, TN USA 12:00

Camponotus castaneus. ID requests require measurements, FYI.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID update, i have new macro lens trying to get maybes into "THAT"
Replies: 11
Views: 70

Re: ID update, i have new macro lens trying to get maybes into "THAT"

Solenopsis xyloni is more or less extinct in Eastern North America. The median clypeal tooth is not always visible on queens.

We need measurements on your supposed Forelius.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Pharaoh Ant Queen captured
Replies: 5
Views: 34

Re: Pharaoh Ant Queen captured

I don't know what your location is, but these are definitely not pharaoh ants (Monomorium). Looks more like Anoplolepis gracilipes, but ID's require a location and measurement.
by Batspiderfish
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Polyergus sp
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: Polyergus sp

From what I can tell, the founding process is a lot like Lasius social parasites rather than Formica , since Polyergus are completely incapable of caring brood or doing anything else for that matter. People have kept them before, but describe the situation as more like having a queenless Formica col...
by Batspiderfish
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID 2 queens - 9/8/2018 Netherlands
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: ID 2 queens - 9/8/2018 Netherlands

Formica requires photographs of the gaster showing off hair coverage of each tergite.

Myrmica generally requires microscopic examination, so you will almost never get an ID through photographs over the internet.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Killing cockroaches for food
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Killing cockroaches for food

Freezing works well.