Can You ID my first queen?

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Bierschneeman
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Can You ID my first queen?

Post: # 46258Post Bierschneeman
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:15 pm

good heavy rain today, so i decided to take my first ant queen search. not 5 mins in, do i find this Ant... im pretty sure it is a queen, I think it looks like these red and black ants with majors a block away.

shown is a transferred millimeter ruler. id guess around 7mm. found today, in Louisiana.
is there anything else you need for an ID?

thank you in advance.

Image
Founding:
3 Solenopsis I/X
5 Tapinoma sessile
1 Nylanderia terricola/vivulda

Colonies:
1 Brachymyrmex patagonicus
1 Pheidole soritis
1 Tapinoma sessile

The difference between a hobby and a scientific pursuit, is detailed notes.

Bierschneeman
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Re: Can You ID my first queen?

Post: # 46259Post Bierschneeman
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:18 pm

another view
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dont worry i fixed the two piece cotton balls by tearing them up and weaving them into a big one.
Founding:
3 Solenopsis I/X
5 Tapinoma sessile
1 Nylanderia terricola/vivulda

Colonies:
1 Brachymyrmex patagonicus
1 Pheidole soritis
1 Tapinoma sessile

The difference between a hobby and a scientific pursuit, is detailed notes.

Silver
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Location: Netherlands

Re: Can You ID my first queen?

Post: # 46280Post Silver
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:10 am

That looks like a Lasius Niger(Black Garden Ant), or it may be a Tetramorium caespitum(Pavement Ant). It is hard to be sure, tho that is probably a L.Niger. It looks just like mine, and mine acts like a L.Niger.

Hope that helps.
Keeper of Lasius Niger colony. :D

Bierschneeman
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Re: Can You ID my first queen?

Post: # 46312Post Bierschneeman
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:20 am

so i have been trying to be a good ant keeper, i have been trying to research how and what.a friend of mine made a suggestion of what. so i began looking.

so after looking at alexander wilds photos, and zoom into mine i see mine has a hairy abdomen, and two nodules on its distinguished petioles. this reminds me of his photos of solenopsis ( my friends suggestion)

but i still have no clue what im doing with regards to identification.

thats three potential IDs.
any others, or any confitmations ?
Founding:
3 Solenopsis I/X
5 Tapinoma sessile
1 Nylanderia terricola/vivulda

Colonies:
1 Brachymyrmex patagonicus
1 Pheidole soritis
1 Tapinoma sessile

The difference between a hobby and a scientific pursuit, is detailed notes.

LearningAntz
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Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta

Re: Can You ID my first queen?

Post: # 46323Post LearningAntz
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:29 pm

This certainly isn’t Lasius or Tetramorium.

Silver
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Re: Can You ID my first queen?

Post: # 46483Post Silver
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:18 am

Oh, ok. I am not that experienced so you are probably right. :?
Keeper of Lasius Niger colony. :D

BowzerSlayer
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Location: West Virginia, USA

Re: Can You ID my first queen?

Post: # 46492Post BowzerSlayer
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:48 am

LearningAntz wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:29 pm
This certainly isn’t Lasius or Tetramorium.
I have two identical queens that I'm fairly certain are Tetramorium, and they're a bit smaller, blacker, and flatter than the ant in these pics. Imo, the pics look like a Solenopsis, but im pretty new to ant keeping myself having just started this summer. Hope this helped!
Ask not what your ants can do for you, ask what you can do for your ants.

AntsDakota
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Re: Can You ID my first queen?

Post: # 46499Post AntsDakota
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:39 am

I'm thinking Pheidole or Solenopsis.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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