ID Queen

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AntsIkhlef
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Location: Stockholm

ID Queen

Post: # 40677Post AntsIkhlef
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:44 am

Hello! She was found in S. France near Sète on the 11th of July!

She is 6 mms long (without wings)

https://ibb.co/ghyeu8
https://ibb.co/mh7uST

Ask me in need of better pictures!

Thank you for your time!

:D :D
Beginner here!
I am new to this and I have yet to found my first colony! :geek:

Keeper of:

1x Formica sp.
2x Lasius niger
1x (Formica sp.)

🐜❤️4ever

dirtydan
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Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:46 pm
Location: Minnesota, USA

Re: ID Queen

Post: # 42186Post dirtydan
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:52 pm

I think that's some type of camponotus but I'm an amateur at identification. I decided I'd throw this guess out to see what more genius ant keepers have to say :lol:

TheRealAntMan
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Location: Chicago,Illinois

Re: ID Queen

Post: # 42188Post TheRealAntMan
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:14 pm

Looks to be a Formica sp. But I’ll need closer pics with good lighting to ID correctly.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

cheetawolf
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Location: Canada

Re: ID Queen

Post: # 42193Post cheetawolf
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:00 am

i think its a type of lasius sp
yay for ants!

founding
2x tetramorium immigrans
18x lasius niger

searching for
c. pennsylvanicus

soon to be GAN farmer in richmond BC

Thorond0r
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Location: Rhenen, Netherlands

Re: ID Queen

Post: # 42203Post Thorond0r
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:08 am

More close ups with better lighting would be helpfull, but for now i'm going with Lasius social parasite...
Batspiderfish wrote an excellent article about these and will hopefully confirm this ID
Check out his article here:
http://www.formiculture.com/topic/3252-much-ado-about-the-founding-of-lasius-temporary-social-parasites/
First year of antkeeping, already enjoying it!

Currently founding:

Lasius niger
Lasius umbratus
Lasius flavus


Still hoping to find a Formica queen.

AntsIkhlef
Posts: 116
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:39 am
Location: Stockholm

Re: ID Queen

Post: # 46496Post AntsIkhlef
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:07 am

I believe that she is camponotus as she has laid a few eggs and i know that they are slow movers!
Beginner here!
I am new to this and I have yet to found my first colony! :geek:

Keeper of:

1x Formica sp.
2x Lasius niger
1x (Formica sp.)

🐜❤️4ever

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