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Pyro38649
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Help me identify if this is a ant or something else?

Post: # 38246Post Pyro38649
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:07 am

Don't know how to add photos

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Re: Help me identify if this is a ant or something else?

Post: # 38284Post Batspiderfish
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:28 pm

Upload to an image hosting site like flickr or imgur, and link it here.
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Re: Is this a queen?

Post: # 38454Post Pyro38649
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:21 pm

https://www.flickr.com/photos/159093011@N07/shares/dxhE90
I found it Walking around after a storm and it seems to hide alot compared to normal ants.

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Re: Help me identify if this is a ant or something else?

Post: # 38456Post Batspiderfish
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:05 pm

We'll also need a location and measurement for an ID request.
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Re: Help me identify if this is a ant or something else?

Post: # 38491Post Alexander
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:49 pm

Looks like a fire ant queen to me!
Solenopsis sp.
Probably geminata or invicta, however There is no way we can determine for sure the species if we dont now how big is she and where it was found...
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Re: Help me identify if this is a ant or something else?

Post: # 38591Post Pyro38649
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:14 pm

UPDATE - just had a bad thunderstorm these past two days horrible flooding around my whole street this a newly built land only about 20 houses built so far so we have about 2 Acres worth of land that is already prepted and waiting for housing to be built and is just bare dirt land with streets I'll add a picture so you can get and idea of what environment I'm talking about the location is Harlingen, Texas more in a country side where the new neighborhood is being built these ants were each caught separately Wondering alone but seem to be the same species since they are all huddling together without fighting in the same jar they are very big compared to the normal ants I see around these parts normally.
PHOTO 1:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/159093011@N07/shares/658Cy6
PHOTO 2: https://www.flickr.com/photos/159093011@N07/shares/Wi4YB5
PHOTO 3 (area of ants):https://www.flickr.com/photos/159093011@N07/shares/2usQL8

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Re: response?

Post: # 38651Post Pyro38649
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:30 pm

Need a response from someone about my last post with those 3 pictures

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Re: response?

Post: # 38658Post Batspiderfish
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:34 pm

Pyro38649 wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:30 pm
Need a response from someone about my last post with those 3 pictures

Pogonomyrmex spp.
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Re: is it a queen?

Post: # 38662Post Pyro38649
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:58 pm

Sooo you identified the ant species for me from the three photos I provided but does that mean it is a normal ant I was hoping these were queens because I found each of them by themselves. Also they all seem to be sleeping alot? And I actually mean sleeping they lay down and try to huddle together and if I move the jar or anything they get startled and walk around.

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Re: Help me identify if this is a ant or something else?

Post: # 38663Post Batspiderfish
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:41 pm

Yes, they're all queens.
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