Labor Day weekend, Black Queen, Michigan, ID Please

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dshawl
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Labor Day weekend, Black Queen, Michigan, ID Please

Post: # 41588Post dshawl
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:17 am

Found this queen in Michigan on labor Day weekend and now she has what looks like pupa but not sure how much longer for workers. No idea what kind she is... maybe some sort of formica? she is the only one out of 5 found that weekend that has progressed beyond eggs. Last year the few I collected didn't make it, so I am really hoping she makes it. Most of the other queens I have found have at least laid eggs. I am now up to 7 queens all look like the same kind to an untrained eye. Help on ID and about how much longer until possible workers would be great... Sorry about the fuzzy pictures.

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Re: Labor Day weekend, Black Queen, Michigan, ID Please

Post: # 41592Post Batspiderfish
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:24 am

Looks to be Camponotus novaeboracensis. Don't forget measurements with an ID request!
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Re: Labor Day weekend, Black Queen, Michigan, ID Please

Post: # 41600Post dshawl
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:38 am

I think she is a Camponotus noveboracensis too. She is about a half inch. Any idea as to how long on the young to be workers?

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Re: Labor Day weekend, Black Queen, Michigan, ID Please

Post: # 41604Post idahoantgirl
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:49 am

dshawl wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:38 am
I think she is a Camponotus noveboracensis too. She is about a half inch. Any idea as to how long on the young to be workers?
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It has no commander,
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yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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Re: Labor Day weekend, Black Queen, Michigan, ID Please

Post: # 41632Post AntsDakota
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:52 pm

I figured out that my C. pennsylvanicus stay pupae for about 3 weeks. So don't get excited if you have pupae, for you still have quite a wait ahead of you.
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