Queen ant or super major??

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Wilderspinzoe
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Queen ant or super major??

Post: # 70215Post Wilderspinzoe
Fri May 22, 2020 2:46 pm

I just picked up the hobby and have caught two ants thinking they were queens, sadly the first died after about a week of keeping her in a test tube set up, indicating she was not a queen. A couple of days ago I found another ant much bigger than the first, and thought this must be a queen based on the size. Now I’m skeptical she may just be a super major, and don’t want to kill another innocent worker :( pls help

p.s. the forum won't let me attach a picture, I just keep getting the prompt "file too large" so any tips on fixing that or maybe just general indicators of a queen over a super major would be greatly appreciated! :D

FrederickAnt
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Location: China, Hong Kong

Re: Queen ant or super major??

Post: # 70230Post FrederickAnt
Sat May 23, 2020 4:30 am

I suggest searching for an 'image to link' converters, typically I use https://imgbb.com/ but you could use google drive, flickr, imgur etc.
Keeper of 8x Crematogaster queens (still in claustral stage)
Keeper of 1x Camponotus Albosparus queen (still in claustral stage)
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HK antkeeper

QJH2023
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Location: MN

Re: Queen ant or super major??

Post: # 71005Post QJH2023
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:41 pm

I personally prefer https://imgur.com/
keeper of: 41xCamponotus novaeboracensis, Crematogaster spp. and unidentified species and tapinoma sessile

Hawkeye
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Re: Queen ant or super major??

Post: # 71021Post Hawkeye
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:56 am

Wilderspinzoe wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 2:46 pm
I just picked up the hobby and have caught two ants thinking they were queens, sadly the first died after about a week of keeping her in a test tube set up, indicating she was not a queen. A couple of days ago I found another ant much bigger than the first, and thought this must be a queen based on the size. Now I’m skeptical she may just be a super major, and don’t want to kill another innocent worker :( pls help

p.s. the forum won't let me attach a picture, I just keep getting the prompt "file too large" so any tips on fixing that or maybe just general indicators of a queen over a super major would be greatly appreciated! :D
The fact that the first ant died doesn't indicate she wasn't a queen. Those can die too. ;)

Imgur is easy to use. Just upload a picture, copy the BBCode and paste it into the text of your next post.

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