Help to identify two species of queens

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AJWhit22
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Help to identify two species of queens

Post: # 46288Post AJWhit22
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:46 am

I caught these queens last night in Florida and am wondering what species they are. The small ones are yellowish and I think could be Pharoah ants. The larger ones I’m pretty sure they’re big headed ants since that is what I saw crawling around the place where I believe the nest is. Also I was not sure if they were fertilized yet so I put males into the container with them. Is that a bad idea? Thanks for the help.
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idahoantgirl
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Re: Help to identify two species of queens

Post: # 46306Post idahoantgirl
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:42 am

The first queen is Camponotus. Fully claustral.
The other queens I can't tell.
Ants only mate at a certain day in flight, so the males will not accomplish anything except for stressing the queens out. (camponotus queens do not do well with stress. ) Go ahead and remove them.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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