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: # 39290Post AntSpeciesID
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:55 pm

I just caught another queen today (6/29/18) and I need some help. I added measurements this time but just for good measure..........
she is 10mm long / .5 inches long.
Thanks

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Help ID Species

Post: # 39678Post Batspiderfish
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:02 am

Formica subsericea
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.

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Re: Help ID Species

Post: # 39782Post xTNxANTMANx
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:43 am

An amazing species to keep! I have 2 colonies of F. subserica and they are probably my favorite girls to watch! Hope you get a successful colony!
Keeping:
Camponotus subbarbatus
Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x4
Lasius sp
Tetramorium immigrans x2
Dorymyrmex bureni

Founding:
Formica pallidefulva
Unknown sp x2

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