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by MajorMadness
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Brisbane I.D. Possible queen?
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Brisbane I.D. Possible queen?

Caught 2 of these an hour ago. I've lived at my current home for 5 years and have never seen these guys around here before.

About 14-15 mm. Thanks for any Ideas.

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by MajorMadness
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Brisbane queen I.Ds and possible Rhytidoponera queen?
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Brisbane queen I.Ds and possible Rhytidoponera queen?

Hey guys, just caught some new queens today and im not sure about the first two. Here are their pictures and size. Caught two of these, they are tiny at about 3-4 mm https://i.imgur.com/USH85vJ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/4Mwp4EO.jpg https://i.imgur.com/gnATXhh.jpg Honestly not sure if she is a queen or...
by MajorMadness
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: South Brisbane Queen I.D
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: South Brisbane Queen I.D

Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:34 am
Crematogaster.

Don't put your queen in the tubes until the interior has dried out a little.
Thanks for the I.D mate.

Ill dry them out from now on, thanks for the advice!
by MajorMadness
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: South Brisbane Queen I.D
Replies: 2
Views: 290

South Brisbane Queen I.D

just caught this queen after i got home, aswell as a bunch more iridomymex. she looks like a normal iridomymex from the top, but her underside is very yellow and that got me interested. She still has her wings and i got no idea if she has mated since i caught here while i was running, but her unders...
by MajorMadness
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: South east Brisbane Queens!
Replies: 0
Views: 373

South east Brisbane Queens!

Got home from tafe for a great present, Irodomyrex everywhere on my driveway.

We got some great rain the past few days, keep your eyes out for the next few days!
by MajorMadness
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Newcastle Australia Queens!
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Newcastle Australia Queens!

When was the last time you guys got some rain?

Im in Brisbane and we only just got our first small rain fall yesterday :roll: . I'm egerly waiting for Iridomyrmex to start flying!
by MajorMadness
Sun May 28, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.
Replies: 18
Views: 1543

Re: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

Thanks for all your responses everyone. It looks pretty much bang on as your picture JackPayne, same with the other two I caught. They all seem happily laying their first few eggs, so I'm on the road to them growing their first workers! I shall continue researching Iridomyrmex!
by MajorMadness
Sat May 27, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.
Replies: 18
Views: 1543

Re: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

Thanks for measurements! Is it possible at all to get clearer photos? It could be either Camponotus or Iridomyrmex . Took her out to get some more photos, but my camera just doesn't like focusing easily on small objects. These are the best i could get, but i think they are actually not bad compared...
by MajorMadness
Sat May 27, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.
Replies: 18
Views: 1543

Re: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

] That is irrelevant since we have had Iridomyrmyx flights the past two weeks in NSW. In Australia we have had quite wacky weather. While a possibility, I am still skeptical. I want measurements before any guesses are made. The measurements of the pictured queen was tough to get because she was alw...