Another queen. Tetramorium?

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MCWren

Another queen. Tetramorium?

Post: # 6114Post MCWren
Mon May 23, 2016 10:08 pm

I found this queen today in my yard on Long Island, New York. I forgot to measure her before putting her in a test tube, but I put the test tube near a ruler after and determined that she is about 10-11 millimeters long.

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thescienceguy1980

Re: Another queen. Tetramorium?

Post: # 6128Post thescienceguy1980
Tue May 24, 2016 11:30 am

I don't think we have tetramorium around here (New England) Check this out

http://www.antmaps.org

Mdrogun

Re: Another queen. Tetramorium?

Post: # 6138Post Mdrogun
Tue May 24, 2016 3:16 pm

That is a Camponotus sp. Tetramorium does exist in New England btw.

kykel09
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Location: Maryland

Re: Another queen. Tetramorium?

Post: # 41483Post kykel09
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:35 am

Congrats! You got yourself a Camponotus nearcticus. Lots of people miss this one because they expect all camponotus to be huge but this one is actually smaller. The easiest way to tell with this species is one, the head is very Camponotus like, as wide as its thorax, and two the length of the gastor. If you notice, even in your photo, this queen has an oddly long gastor. They range from about 9-11 mm in length and are smaller than many other american camponotus species but are still large and still have wide camponotous camponotus heads. Take good care of her. This is a fantastic species. I absolutely love my [still young] colony.

Ant Wiki Page
http://www.antwiki.org/wiki/Camponotus_nearcticus

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Maryland GAN Farmer

Owns:
Lasius Neoniger
Camponotus Noveborecensis
Camponotus Nearcticus
Solenopsis Molesta (7 queen colony)
Phiedole Bicarinata (3 queen colony)

WIP:
Lasius Claviger (parasite queen)

JustCliff
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Location: Ohio

Re: Another queen. Tetramorium?

Post: # 41494Post JustCliff
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:47 pm

Definitely looks like C. nearcticus, only thing I notice that is questionable is the space between the abdomen and thorax is thicker and shaped differently than what I know, could be a slight angle in the picture or maybe this area varies? Normally it's skinny then a ball-like node before the abdomen

An example:
https://bugguide.net/images/raw/GHB/H4H/GHBH4HDH7HFH6HBHLLAH5HLR4LUZML8Z0LOHKLEZ8L9ZNHWZXLFH9HNZ5LHRUHDHXH1HHLPZ8HLRWH.jpg
Keeper of:
Temnothorax Curvispinosus x2
Camponotus Nearcticus
Brachymyrmex Depilis

Founding:
Camponotus Pennsylvanicus

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