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by shaky33
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Please ID my queen ants
Replies: 52
Views: 4388

Re: Please ID my queen ants

Batspiderfish wrote:
shaky33 wrote:
Batspiderfish wrote:Nylanderia will have 6-7 teeth on the mandibles, and lots of erect hairs on their antennal scapes.
So those pics werent enough?
Not unless you can see the teeth and hairs in them.
Ok. i'll check them when the sun comes up lol. Why is this ant so hard to ID compared to the others?
by shaky33
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Please ID my queen ants
Replies: 52
Views: 4388

Re: Please ID my queen ants

Batspiderfish wrote:Nylanderia will have 6-7 teeth on the mandibles, and lots of erect hairs on their antennal scapes.
So those pics werent enough?
by shaky33
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Please ID my queen ants
Replies: 52
Views: 4388

Re: Please ID my queen ants

if you have access to camera lenses, take a picture though one facing backwards. Ok, this is the ultimate best I can get. As you can see, they are all fairly scared as they are holding their brood. If this isn't good enough, well I cant get any better ones. Link: http://imgur.com/a/pjLUr Give it a ...
by shaky33
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Please ID my queen ants
Replies: 52
Views: 4388

Re: Please ID my queen ants

Batspiderfish wrote:"Looks like" doesn't really cut it, especially if you've never seen these queens before.

The mandible count and antennal scapes are just to differentiate the two genera.
Ohhhhhh ok. Any tips for taking these close photos?
by shaky33
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Please ID my queen ants
Replies: 52
Views: 4388

Re: Please ID my queen ants

I think I've narrowed it down to Prolasius or Nylanderia ; we need to count the teeth on the mandibles and get a good look at the hair coverage of the antennal scapes, which again requires close examination. Ok, it looks a lot like prolasius. If you're willing to help with the species I will try to...
by shaky33
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Please ID my queen ants
Replies: 52
Views: 4388

Re: Please ID my queen ants

Batspiderfish wrote:I think I've narrowed it down to Prolasius or Nylanderia; we need to count the teeth on the mandibles and get a good look at the hair coverage of the antennal scapes, which again requires close examination.
OK, good enough.
by shaky33
Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID help please - Victoria, Australia
Replies: 16
Views: 1943

Re: Queen ID help please - Victoria, Australia

Batspiderfish wrote:The ants we are looking at definitely are not Iridomyrmex, because these queens have acidepores.
So what could they be?
by shaky33
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID help please - Victoria, Australia
Replies: 16
Views: 1943

Re: Queen ID help please - Victoria, Australia

It looks a lot like queen which was also caught in Melbourne. For now we think they are Iridomyrmex Purpureus queens. She does look a fair bit like that species, but the workers of that species don't look like the little black ants I find around my area and in the area I found her. I guess we'll fi...
by shaky33
Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Please ID my queen ants
Replies: 52
Views: 4388

Re: Please ID my queen ants

Hi! Sorry for taking so long. Based on the shape of the queen's gaster (pointed at the end), I don't think she belongs to Dolichoderinae or therefore Iridomyrmex . Unfortunately, the pictures aren't close enough to determine which genus she is from. We would at least have to be close enough to coun...
by shaky33
Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID help please - Victoria, Australia
Replies: 16
Views: 1943

Re: Queen ID help please - Victoria, Australia

Hi guys, I found this queen two weeks ago in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Some people in Facebook groups have suggested that she may be Ochetellus glaber or some sort of Technomyrmex - both of these types of queens look pretty similar to her, but I'm not totally sure, so I thought I'd ask here f...