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Is this a Queen or not?

Post: # 4647Post iKillThePhantom
Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:08 am

I found this ant near my bed. is it a queen or not?..
if it's a queen what species? Thanks!! :)
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Re: Is this a Queen or not?

Post: # 4648Post iKillThePhantom
Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:46 am

And here's my new catch and i found it in my garage. is this a queen or not? and what species if it's a queen :) Thanks again! please answer hahaha! :). i'm so new on this things :)

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Re: Is this a Queen or not?

Post: # 4650Post ooper01
Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:47 pm

The first one with wings is definitely a queen. Not sure of the species. The second one is not a queen. You can tell by the size of the thorax usually.

You may need to get the help of someone from your area of the world to help identify the species. Good luck!
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Re: Is this a Queen or not?

Post: # 4651Post jonathan21700
Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:38 pm

The queen is probably Solenopsis and the worker Odontoponera sp.

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Re: Is this a Queen or not?

Post: # 4654Post idahoantgirl
Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:49 pm

iKillThePhantom wrote:I found this ant near my bed. is it a queen or not?..
if it's a queen what species? Thanks!! :)
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Eek! By your bed! That's slightly frightening that she could have started a colony in your room!
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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Re: Is this a Queen or not?

Post: # 4656Post iKillThePhantom
Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:16 am

Wow! Thanks guys!! :).

Yay! My first queen! :) hope she lays egg :)

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Re: Is this a Queen or not?

Post: # 4657Post iKillThePhantom
Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:18 am

idahoantgirl wrote:
iKillThePhantom wrote:I found this ant near my bed. is it a queen or not?..
if it's a queen what species? Thanks!! :)
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Eek! By your bed! That's slightly frightening that she could have started a colony in your room!
HAHAHA! Yeah! The queen choose me XD.

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Re: Is this a Queen or not?

Post: # 4658Post MadVampy
Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:44 am

Make sure you put her in a testtube setup and then put her in a dark place (closet or such) and leave her alone for about a month. Try not to peek.

That little bottle you show her in will not work because it's capped and she won't get any air.
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Re: Is this a Queen or not?

Post: # 4659Post iKillThePhantom
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:49 am

MadVampy wrote:Make sure you put her in a testtube setup and then put her in a dark place (closet or such) and leave her alone for about a month. Try not to peek.

That little bottle you show her in will not work because it's capped and she won't get any air.
I already put her in a test tube set up, woah! Not peeking for a month T.T. Ill try HAHAHA! Thanks!! :). The species of this queen is selenopsis?

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Re: Is this a Queen or not?

Post: # 4660Post iKillThePhantom
Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:44 pm

Here's the test tube set up that i do, is this the correct set up? :) i think my test tube is big? hahaha! :)

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