Camponotus habereri? or something else? in Florida

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Dragonlord47
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Camponotus habereri? or something else? in Florida

Post: # 50275Post Dragonlord47
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:14 am

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I searched online and I WAS 100% sure these ants were Camponotus habereri, however after doing more research I have noticed that Camponotus habereri seem to be ONLY in Asia. Nothing I have read says that Camponotus habereri are even close let alone in North America.

So my next question is, What Sp. is this. I am positive it is a Camponotus sp. Queen is about 15mm and I have seen Majors outside that look like the queen but are NOT queens themselves. All daughters of the queen minors and majors as well as nanantics have the same color pattern as queen. Found her in Ocala Florida, near the woods.

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Re: Camponotus habereri? or something else? in Florida

Post: # 50296Post TheRealAntMan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:03 pm

Are you sure your measurements are accurate?
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

Dragonlord47
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Re: Camponotus habereri? or something else? in Florida

Post: # 50333Post Dragonlord47
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:49 pm

Double checked measurements she is between 15mm and 17mm.

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Re: Camponotus habereri? or something else? in Florida

Post: # 50340Post AntsDakota
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:32 pm

They look odd.
"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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Re: Camponotus habereri? or something else? in Florida

Post: # 50565Post Dragonlord47
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:09 pm

Camponotus habereri, seems to be the only sp. that fits the size and color of these ants. But as I said, any info on Camponotus habereri says they're only found in Asia. It just has me baffled is all.

I still think these ants are Camponotus habereri and if they are it's pretty cool.

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Re: Camponotus habereri? or something else? in Florida

Post: # 51638Post Dragonlord47
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:24 pm

Does anyone know for sure what these are?

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Re: Camponotus habereri? or something else? in Florida

Post: # 51658Post TheRealAntMan
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:11 pm

Likely a weird variation of Camponotus Americanus.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

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Re: Camponotus habereri? or something else? in Florida

Post: # 51674Post JoeHostile1
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:17 am

That is a cool looking ant and amazing picture quality.
Keeping:
Tetramorium immigrans * Lasius Neoniger * Lasius Claviger * Messor Aciculatus * Myrmica Rubra * Camponotus Novaeboracensis * Camponotus Turkastanus * Pheidole Pallidula

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Re: Camponotus habereri? or something else? in Florida

Post: # 51733Post Dragonlord47
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:55 pm

Holy crap I finally found them on the internet.

Camponotus socius

After searching for a different ant I found a link to an extremely helpful website.

Antdata.org

I had to go through all the Camponotus sp. On the Florida list and it was the second to last. I'm so happy to have found them :D thanks for the help everyone.

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