Help! Is this a Lasius Niger male or Queen.

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Hunter36o
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Help! Is this a Lasius Niger male or Queen.

Post: # 40020Post Hunter36o
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:24 am

Hey guys. The link below has an image of what I believe is a queen ant but I would very much like a more experienced opinion from you guys as this is my first ever catch.

http://imgur.com/ce6Pm3V
Officially caring for 5 Lasius colonies :D :D :D

Founding stage:
1x Myrmica Rubra with one worker

3 Lasius Niger colonies will be on sale AFTER hibernation.

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FaranAli
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Re: Help! Is this a Lasius Niger male or Queen.

Post: # 40022Post FaranAli
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:04 am

I saw pic but it is not clear.......capture a Photo with a side ;) ;) ;)
Keeper of Pheidole Pallidula with about 15-20 workers and bunch of brood 8-) 8-) 8-) ...(2 Queen)

Hunter36o
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Re: Help! Is this a Lasius Niger male or Queen.

Post: # 40023Post Hunter36o
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:17 am

Yeah my camera is not top class that is for sure. I will try get a better one when i am home because I have 2 queens now. Just in work so it wont be for another 4 hours i am afraid.
Officially caring for 5 Lasius colonies :D :D :D

Founding stage:
1x Myrmica Rubra with one worker

3 Lasius Niger colonies will be on sale AFTER hibernation.

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Re: Help! Is this a Lasius Niger male or Queen.

Post: # 48013Post JoeHostile1
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:56 am

Hah the picture is so fuzzy it looks like a beetle.
Keeping:
Tetramorium immigrans * Lasius Neoniger * Lasius Claviger * Messor Aciculatus * Myrmica Rubra * Camponotus Novaeboracensis * Camponotus Turkastanus * Pheidole Pallidula

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Re: Help! Is this a Lasius Niger male or Queen.

Post: # 48016Post idahoantgirl
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:11 am

Whlie the pic is fuzzy, the general shape looks like a queen.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

Hunter36o
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Re: Help! Is this a Lasius Niger male or Queen.

Post: # 48345Post Hunter36o
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:08 am

Wow I forgot about this if I am honest. She was a queen, has pupae now and workers should be here any day now. Also have a single M. Rubra queen who has eggs 😁
Officially caring for 5 Lasius colonies :D :D :D

Founding stage:
1x Myrmica Rubra with one worker

3 Lasius Niger colonies will be on sale AFTER hibernation.

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