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Coffeeant
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Solenoposis invicta

Post: # 51543Post Coffeeant
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:59 pm

I have seen a few solenoposis invicta that are about 1/4 inch long. Do they have major workers? I live in Jacksonville Florida and I'm not sure if they send alates out this late.

HaydenP
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Re: Solenoposis invicta

Post: # 51579Post HaydenP
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:40 pm

Hi, I know that solenopsis workers do vary somewhat in size, however I’m not sure if they are super obvious as majors like the carpenter ants. They do come in larger sizes though. Also, I live in southeast Louisiana and saw three queens last Saturday, so they are flying. We have a similar climate to Florida, so I’m sure they are still sending alates there!
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AntsDakota
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Re: Solenoposis invicta

Post: # 51698Post AntsDakota
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:26 pm

Solenopsis geminata don't have super majors, just majors, which are about twice the size of the workers. I'm assuming Solenopsis invicta is similar.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

Coffeeant
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Re: Solenoposis invicta

Post: # 51805Post Coffeeant
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:48 pm

The ones I seen didn't have wings or marks to look like they were queens, they were around alot of minor workers.

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Re: Solenoposis invicta

Post: # 51845Post AntsDakota
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:09 pm

Coffeeant wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:48 pm
The ones I seen didn't have wings or marks to look like they were queens, they were around alot of minor workers.
If they had large heads, they were majors. Queens of that species have smaller heads.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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