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Sargentnoid
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New queen need help with ID

Post: # 41665Post Sargentnoid
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:37 pm

I found a new queen today just not sure what kind

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TheRealAntMan
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Re: New queen need help with ID

Post: # 41670Post TheRealAntMan
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:16 pm

Leafcutter ant species. How many pairs promesonotal spines are on the promesonotum (front thorax). If there are three pairs of these spines then it’s Acromyrmex. But if there’s only two pairs it’s Atta. Post closer clearer pics.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

Sargentnoid
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Re: New queen need help with ID

Post: # 41672Post Sargentnoid
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:33 pm

ill try but its so small its hard to get pics of also central Arkansas if that helps

Sargentnoid
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Re: New queen need help with ID

Post: # 41675Post Sargentnoid
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:56 pm

A little better hope this works

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TheRealAntMan
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Re: New queen need help with ID

Post: # 41677Post TheRealAntMan
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:35 pm

Looks like an Atta sp. then. Batspiderfish, correct me if I’m wrong.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

Sargentnoid
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Re: New queen need help with ID

Post: # 41678Post Sargentnoid
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:19 am

looks like you were spot on i think shes Trachymyrmex septentrionalis

TheRealAntMan
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Re: New queen need help with ID

Post: # 41681Post TheRealAntMan
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:32 am

This queen has spines on its back. Trachymyrmex, if I’m correct do not have spines.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

Sargentnoid
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Re: New queen need help with ID

Post: # 41694Post Sargentnoid
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:15 am

Hmm antwiki shows them to have spines (and that they are from the atta. Family) and they are also the only leaf cutters I've been able to find that live in Arkansas I'll have to do some more research and see what I can find and how to take care of her this looks like it could be a amazing species to keep.
Thanks for all the help

http://www.antwiki.org/wiki/Trachymyrmex_septentrionalis

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