Anyone know what species this is?

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Ltislander
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Anyone know what species this is?

Post: # 40390Post Ltislander
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:01 pm

She is about three mm caught in cape cod MA https://instagram.com/p/Bk_ByXFBKU_/

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Re: Anyone know what species this is?

Post: # 40410Post CashTheEntomoligist
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:33 pm

Could You Get Some Closer Pictures Im Guessing Either Formica, Camponotus Or Some Others Well Good Luck Take Some Pictures Of The Ants And Time How Long An Egg Goes From "Egg- Mature Worker" Good Luck!
Keeper Of: Pogonomyrmex barbatus Queen 2x
Brachymyrmex patagonicus Mayr Queen 2x
Dorymyrmex Queen 2x
Dream Species: Pheidole Spp. (Big Headed Ant)

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Re: Anyone know what species this is?

Post: # 40444Post Ltislander
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:57 am

I don’t know if this would help but here is a pic from the top https://instagram.com/p/BlAvpi6BUY0/

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Re: Anyone know what species this is?

Post: # 40452Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:06 am

If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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Re: Anyone know what species this is?

Post: # 40459Post Ltislander
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:43 am

Thanks! One problem tho I don’t have any brood for the queen I cannot find any

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Re: Anyone know what species this is?

Post: # 40466Post Ltislander
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:16 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:06 am
Lasius aphidicolus. I would double check your measurements.

http://www.formiculture.com/topic/3252-much-ado-about-the-founding-of-lasius-temporary-social-parasites/
I triple checked and she is 3 mm

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Re: Anyone know what species this is?

Post: # 40560Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:43 pm

Can we get more pictures at different angles? To the best of my knowledge, there aren't any formicine species in New England which have queens that small. It wouldn't be L. aphidicolus at less than 6mm.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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Re: Anyone know what species this is?

Post: # 40643Post Ltislander
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:22 pm

One from the front https://instagram.com/p/BlDZz2zBAdv/ (those are eggs not sand)

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