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Kody676
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Sending ants for identification

Post: # 77146Post Kody676
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:10 am

Hello AC Family, noobie here, i was wandering if anyone knew where i could send a specimen to be identified. I have a few different types that im very curious about. I do not have any pictures to post. I have found a few different types between work and home. The ones is really curious about are these tenny tiny red girls in my driveway. They are small and have some form of a major smaller then a grain of rice. Any information is greatly appreciated. I look forward to starting my keeping adventure with you guys.

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AM1C39
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Re: Sending ants for identification

Post: # 77147Post AM1C39
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:22 am

If you post some photos we can identify them.
My current colonies:
The miniature military(formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi)

Kody676
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Re: Sending ants for identification

Post: # 77148Post Kody676
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:24 am

Ok, i will atempt to collect some pictures of the little girls after i get home 530pm est for the time being i will try to get good photos of what i believe are a cromatagaster living in the walls at work

Kody676
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Re: Sending ants for identification

Post: # 77150Post Kody676
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:08 pm

Im not sure if this girl is part of the same group, seems like ive seen them going in and out of the nest
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These next few are what i think are the cromatagaster
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This booger was refrigerated for a couple of mins to get her the stand still
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AM1C39
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Re: Sending ants for identification

Post: # 77153Post AM1C39
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:52 pm

The first image looks like formica and the other ones are definitely crematogaster. Have a look at antmaps.org they can show you what species live in your area and you can see for yourself witch one looks the most like your ants.
My current colonies:
The miniature military(formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi)

Kody676
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Re: Sending ants for identification

Post: # 77155Post Kody676
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:17 pm

Awesome! Thank you for the info, i will have more here in a few hours from the group in my driveway. I heard the antmap in one of ac videos but now i needed it i couldnt find the video. Thanks again, ill update you guys soon

Kody676
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Re: Sending ants for identification

Post: # 77275Post Kody676
Mon May 03, 2021 1:42 pm

Unfortunately i cant get ahold of these tiny guys, can yall tell if this is a queen?
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AM1C39
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Re: Sending ants for identification

Post: # 77276Post AM1C39
Mon May 03, 2021 3:20 pm

they do look like queens but it is possible they have not mated.
My current colonies:
The miniature military(formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi)

Antmanboy
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Re: Sending ants for identification

Post: # 77277Post Antmanboy
Mon May 03, 2021 5:54 pm

That is a queen
1x (former) Camponotous Sayi Colony
1x Camponotous Sp. Queen

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Kody676
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Re: Sending ants for identification

Post: # 77287Post Kody676
Mon May 03, 2021 9:13 pm

Thank you for the replys, i found a few. One of which still had a male attached. Im not expecting to get any eggs, but im trying!

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