Please ID Possible queen Arizona

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silenced007
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Please ID Possible queen Arizona

Post: # 48283Post silenced007
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:59 pm

Found this ant alone in a corner of my house, Thought it was a termite not really 100% sure. I believe it is a queen because it had wings you can see where they fell out. She is very shy and doesn't like light. I am currently keeping her in a tiny container with some soil and water on a cotton ball. She is pretty fast and likes to sleep up high on the top part of the container. She also has bent antenna not straight like a termite. Has some really unique colors Take a look! would love to know what i have here.

Location Southern Arizona
Found her at about 11AM about 3 days ago on a piece of laminate flooring I was installing in my house.

https://imgur.com/a/RR0wHsR

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Re: Please ID Possible queen Arizona

Post: # 48284Post Boomdale
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:07 pm

Definitly an ant. Not a termite.
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Re: Please ID Possible queen Arizona

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Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:17 pm


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Re: Please ID Possible queen Arizona

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Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:22 pm

After some research i think its a Myrmecocystus genus Not sure which species though.

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Re: Please ID Possible queen Arizona

Post: # 48319Post Batspiderfish
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:07 am

Camponotus sp.
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Re: Please ID Possible queen Arizona

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Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:24 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:07 am
Camponotus sp.
Thank you! you're right. I just looked a the genus. Do you agree this is a queen? you can clearly see the wing scars. Im already prepping the terrarium!

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Re: Please ID Possible queen Arizona

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Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:41 am

Update: She has grown but no eggs yet. Still have her in the test tube setup and she doubled in size.

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Re: Please ID Possible queen Arizona

Post: # 49961Post SuperFrank191
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:31 am

i also think it looks more like myrmecocystus vs camponotus, the eyes are really large for a campo

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Re: Please ID Possible queen Arizona

Post: # 52932Post AntsDakota
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:25 pm

silenced007 wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:59 pm
Found this ant alone in a corner of my house, Thought it was a termite not really 100% sure. I believe it is a queen because it had wings you can see where they fell out. She is very shy and doesn't like light. I am currently keeping her in a tiny container with some soil and water on a cotton ball. She is pretty fast and likes to sleep up high on the top part of the container. She also has bent antenna not straight like a termite. Has some really unique colors Take a look! would love to know what i have here.

Location Southern Arizona
Found her at about 11AM about 3 days ago on a piece of laminate flooring I was installing in my house.

https://imgur.com/a/RR0wHsR
A measurement would make distinguishing the two simple.
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Re: Please ID Possible queen Arizona

Post: # 56554Post silenced007
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:14 pm

I ended up letting her go.

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