found 3 queens

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TheNamesJoe
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found 3 queens

Post: # 41668Post TheNamesJoe
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:49 pm

i recently found 3 queen ants and need help identifying them. If some one can help me with this i would greatly appreciate it. :D




Here is the google drive link.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vGvKENogdJLf8l3v9rwfv2BQZ8X-Lukd?usp=sharing

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TheNamesJoe
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Re: found 3 queens

Post: # 41669Post TheNamesJoe
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:50 pm

btw foud in maryland

Attatexana
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Re: found 3 queens

Post: # 59208Post Attatexana
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:09 am

Sorry, but your pictures are not clear enough to tell.

JDSweetMeat
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Re: found 3 queens

Post: # 59426Post JDSweetMeat
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:48 am

The second and third picture look very similar to Tetramorium queens. The segmented thorax rules them out as any Formica or Camponotus species. Likewise, they don't have the physical characteristics of Lasius queens. Their gasters are alsk too large to be any Myrmica variant I've seen. Given that you're in Maryland, and the queens look somewhat similar to the wild Tetramorium alates in Illinois and Mikey's former queen Tetramorium from when he still lived in Canada, I'd place my bet on these being Tetramorium queens.

They also look eerily similar to Mikey's fire ant queen...

I'm not sure if invasive fireants live in your region, but if they do, you may have a problem on your hands soon because they grow like wildfire based on Mikey's Fire Nation.

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