Is there any distinct way to tell Tetramorium immigrans from Pheidole sp.?

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AntsDakota
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Is there any distinct way to tell Tetramorium immigrans from Pheidole sp.?

Post: # 53006Post AntsDakota
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:32 pm

I have both species living in my area, and I want to be prepared for next year.
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Re: Is there any distinct way to tell Tetramorium immigrans from Pheidole sp.?

Post: # 55185Post DontSquishTheAnt
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:44 pm

Now, I don't know if this applies to queens as well, but I have read that the clypei of Tetramorium spp. are raised surrounding the bases of the antennae. Basically, are the antennae placed in what look like deep sockets; or are there ridges (carinae) inbetween the antennal bases, directly next to them? If so, then it is probably Tetramorium.

I hope that made sense and helped.
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Re: Is there any distinct way to tell Tetramorium immigrans from Pheidole sp.?

Post: # 55198Post antnest8
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:56 pm

workers or queen
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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Re: Is there any distinct way to tell Tetramorium immigrans from Pheidole sp.?

Post: # 56529Post AntsDakota
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:34 pm

Both. I can both find queens and workers from the wild.
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Re: Is there any distinct way to tell Tetramorium immigrans from Pheidole sp.?

Post: # 56683Post antnest8
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:07 pm

I think It might have to be something with a small ridge on their head, if you look around at some of these sight you might find an identification key for Tetramorium like this one http://www.antwiki.org/wiki/Key_to_US_Tetramorium_species
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3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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