Help ID Species

Questions from those who are just starting or considering getting into the ant keeping hobby. If you’re intimidated or confused by the in-depth posts of the other sections of this forum, feel free to post here, and we'll start from square one!

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AntSpeciesID
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Help ID Species

Post: # 38359Post AntSpeciesID
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:39 am

I just recently caught a queen on 6/5/18. I placed her in a test tube setup and she immediately started laying eggs. I suspect she may be a Camponotus Castaneus, but I am not sure.
Thanks,
Chris

AntSpeciesID
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Re: Help ID Species

Post: # 38360Post AntSpeciesID
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:59 am

These are image links
http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o718/AntSpeciesID/IMG_0258_zpsb6qpw0bq.jpg
http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o718/AntSpeciesID/IMG_0260_zpsytn0zunz.jpg
http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o718/AntSpeciesID/IMG_0261_zpsg5onkhaf.jpg

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Help ID Species

Post: # 38365Post Batspiderfish
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:34 am

Formica sp. from the pallidefulva group. Don't forget measurements next time!
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

AntSpeciesID
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Re: Help ID Species

Post: # 38381Post AntSpeciesID
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:03 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:34 am
Formica sp. from the pallidefulva group. Don't forget measurements next time!
Thank you so much! I've been watching videos on these amazing ants, and they seem to strongly resemble Camponotus. Again, thanks for the help. Ant Love for Life.

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Re: Help ID Species

Post: # 51978Post AntsDakota
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:13 am

Except for the fact that they are much smaller.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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