Ant Queen Identification Help

Help with identifying the species your ants

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Ant Queen Identification Help

Post: # 38679Post Batspiderfish
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:11 pm

Formica sp., most likely F. moki.
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Re: Ant Queen Identification Help

Post: # 38680Post tencarnacion
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:18 pm

Is this one that is a social parasite or can start a colony on its own?

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Re: Ant Queen Identification Help

Post: # 38687Post Batspiderfish
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:19 pm

It's from the fusca group, so claustral.
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