Ant Identification

Help with identifying the species your ants

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ElKrytec
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Ant Identification

Post: # 49745Post ElKrytec
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:03 pm

https://gyazo.com/c9f52ff24edeec49995aa12716190e5d

https://gyazo.com/2060f857365c6c7c644cd870047a4266

Hello! I'm very new to the ant keeping game and I don't know if this is a queen or a worker, it looks like a queen but I dont know. Any and all info helps thanks!

cheetawolf
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Re: Ant Identification

Post: # 49749Post cheetawolf
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:33 pm

can you take a clear pic of the top of the ant? im pretty sure its a camponatous spp
yay for ants!

keeping
15x lasius niger/americanus

founding
1x tetramorium immigrans

searching for
c. pennsylvanicus

GAN farmer in richmond BC

ElKrytec
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Re: Ant Identification

Post: # 49757Post ElKrytec
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:11 am

Yeah, I found this ant when I was at my friends cabin on the far north side of the Shuswap lake if that helps.

https://gyazo.com/8f2ccc7defb6b2eb61542f452056c6a3

ElKrytec
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Re: Ant Identification

Post: # 49772Post ElKrytec
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:48 am

cheetawolf wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:33 pm
can you take a clear pic of the top of the ant? im pretty sure its a camponatous spp
Yeah, I found this ant when I was at my friends cabin on the far north side of the Shuswap lake if that helps.

https://gyazo.com/8f2ccc7defb6b2eb61542f452056c6a3

cheetawolf
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Re: Ant Identification

Post: # 49824Post cheetawolf
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:51 pm

im like 90% its a camponotus pennsylvanicus queen, or carpenter ant. keep her in a test tube setup. it should take around 2 months for her eggs to become workers
yay for ants!

keeping
15x lasius niger/americanus

founding
1x tetramorium immigrans

searching for
c. pennsylvanicus

GAN farmer in richmond BC

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