Ant queen identification help?!

Help with identifying the species your ants

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ToxicAnter
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Ant queen identification help?!

Post: # 50519Post ToxicAnter
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:08 pm

I recently caught a ant km not sure if its a male elate or a female but its around 8mm longits an orangish colour but i donot know what species it is. Could you please tell me.

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Re: Ant queen identification help?!

Post: # 50521Post MorbidBugg
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:18 pm

Certainly. First upload a picture the best you can as big as you can the better. Try to take a couple under a bright light to really help us see what we're looking at next upload the picture to imgur.com and cope the .jpg link and post the link here and we will help ya also where are did you find her? What part of the world are ye?
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ToxicAnter
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Re: Ant queen identification help?!

Post: # 50531Post ToxicAnter
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:33 am

i caught the ant in sri lanka im not even sure if its mated but you can visit this link to see it i cant upload it becuase the file is too big and i cuaght it in my garden.

https://imgur.com/a/uynOzXi

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Re: Ant queen identification help?!

Post: # 50532Post ToxicAnter
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:34 am

sorry visit this link.

https://imgur.com/gallery/uynOzXi

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Re: Ant queen identification help?!

Post: # 50551Post MorbidBugg
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:34 am

Okay I'm not gonna lie I have zero experience with ants in Sri Lanka so I'll do my best to help. These are good pictures I'm sure she's in the formicidae family but I am not confident enough further I can't count the antenna scape and I'd need to see the madibles. If you could get a shot of the front of her head. And a shot of the petiole below the wings that would make it easier for me. Unless someone else has any ideas.
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ToxicAnter
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Re: Ant queen identification help?!

Post: # 52359Post ToxicAnter
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:35 am

Hi no that queen was not mated but could you tell me the species of this queen

https://imgur.com/gallery/hfotcb1

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Re: Ant queen identification help?!

Post: # 52849Post TexasAnter
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:01 pm

Definitely a carpenter ant although I'm not sure specifically waht species. And in case you were curious, the first ant you caught looked like a camponotus castomeaus queen.

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Re: Ant queen identification help?!

Post: # 54024Post CreeperUniverse
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:41 am

ToxicAnter wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:35 am
Hi no that queen was not mated but could you tell me the species of this queen

https://imgur.com/gallery/hfotcb1
Camponotus sp.
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