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LearningAntz
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Re: Formica social parasite journal

Post: # 46133Post LearningAntz
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:04 pm

applepie wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:44 pm
Okay, so I just caught Formica obscuripes and I have no clue what to do. I have her In a test tube set up right now.

https://imgur.com/ogIROXb

That's a photo of her.
This is not Formica obscuripes.

applepie
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Re: Formica social parasite journal

Post: # 46443Post applepie
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:42 pm

Oh, do you know what species it is?

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Re: Formica social parasite journal

Post: # 46592Post LearningAntz
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:10 pm

applepie wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:42 pm
Oh, do you know what species it is?
Parasitic Formica that look like this tend to be difficult to identify to the species until they have their very first workers. (Not host workers) I may be able to identify the species group however, if I can get a front shot of her clypeus. I presume this ant to be in the sanguinea-group of Formica including Formica aserva, Formica sanguinea, Formica subintegra, Formica rubicunda, etc. You could also identify whether or not she’s in the sanguinea group yourself by taking a look at whether or not she has a clypeal notch.

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