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Ryderw
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Unknown ant need help identifying

Post: # 36121Post Ryderw
Sat May 19, 2018 11:35 pm

I am just starting ant keeping and found this ant this last week(5/17/18). She was in the ground trying to start a new colony after her nuptial flight and I dug her up.I am desperate to find out what kind she is as she started to lay eggs. Here are the pics hope you can get a good look my phone didn't want to focus on her in the tube and I didn't want to keep her out too long and have her eat her eggs! :shock:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/15eKosZvrMgMVTEC7CUtEct4lOg-o5t7f/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NfqcBa_TTdi0pq2e4b6mULx4ugjJ876_/view?usp=sharing

PS: She was found in North America Florida
Keeper of:

Odontomachus relictus *VERY rare from what I heard*

Test tubed Forelius pruinosus *also a very uncommon ant species kept because of them having unknown flights luckily i just happened to come across her*

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antnest8
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Re: Unknown ant need help identifying

Post: # 36221Post antnest8
Tue May 22, 2018 5:42 am

I would say prenolepis imparis but their nuptial flights were to long ago and it looks to small to be campontus
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1 tapinoma sessile colony

itsJoergen
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Location: SE Michigan

Re: Unknown ant need help identifying

Post: # 36249Post itsJoergen
Tue May 22, 2018 8:05 pm

Definitely not a prenolepis species. It is too late in the year and I don’t think queens can have that color. Do winter ants even live in that climate?
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-1 queen 5 worker colony of an unknown sp. that needs identifying.

itsJoergen
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Re: Unknown ant need help identifying

Post: # 36251Post itsJoergen
Tue May 22, 2018 8:08 pm

The closest thing that J. An find to that ant is solenopsis molesta, but their nuptial flights are near July. Sorry I couldn’t help.
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-1 queen 5 worker colony of an unknown sp. that needs identifying.

Ryderw
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Re: Unknown ant need help identifying

Post: # 36252Post Ryderw
Tue May 22, 2018 8:11 pm

Thanks everyone for the help but I did have someone tell me it was Forelius pruinosus which I pretty sure that that's it thx anyway :D
Keeper of:

Odontomachus relictus *VERY rare from what I heard*

Test tubed Forelius pruinosus *also a very uncommon ant species kept because of them having unknown flights luckily i just happened to come across her*

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