Polyergus breviceps or Aphaenogaster tennesseenis

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AntsDakota
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Polyergus breviceps or Aphaenogaster tennesseenis

Post: # 52652Post AntsDakota
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:59 pm

I caught a queen today. She is about 6-7 mm long and is red-orange. She lacks the long petiole Aphaenogaster have, yet she looks very "red". She has a large head and mandibles. I am wondering if I should try introducing Formica workers to her.
"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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Re: Polyergus breviceps or Aphaenogaster tennesseenis

Post: # 52683Post TheRealAntMan
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:25 pm

Polyergus have distinct narrow and thin jaws.
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Re: Polyergus breviceps or Aphaenogaster tennesseenis

Post: # 52692Post AntsDakota
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:21 pm

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:25 pm
Polyergus have distinct narrow and thin jaws.
After doing some more research, I saw those jaws and noticed the petiole was way to short to be of Aphaenogaster. She is definitely Polyergus, and I will try to get my hands on some Formica workers.
"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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Re: Polyergus breviceps or Aphaenogaster tennesseenis

Post: # 52749Post AntsDakota
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:19 pm

She died. :cry:
"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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