Sydney, Australia - Queen ant ID please

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jcants
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Sydney, Australia - Queen ant ID please

Post: # 54235Post jcants
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:11 am

Hi, I found some queen ants around Sydney, Australia, through the year and I'd like to know their species. This is so I can determine whether they're polygynous, for listing on GAN and out of personal curiosity. The oranges ones were found along a footpath in Autumn and the black (/dark green) ones were found in my bathroom in Spring. The pics aren't great quality but any thoughts and advice would be appreciated. Thanks

Images: https://imgur.com/a/TQABBLr

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Re: Sydney, Australia - Queen ant ID please

Post: # 54294Post antnest8
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:51 am

The red ants are apart of the Myrmicinea family while the black ones are Formicadia. I'll try to narrow it down some more.
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Re: Sydney, Australia - Queen ant ID please

Post: # 54388Post jcants
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:38 pm

Thanks so much for the response. I just wanted to confirm what the black ants were because I was having trouble finding "formicadia" online.

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Re: Sydney, Australia - Queen ant ID please

Post: # 54402Post antnest8
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:11 pm

Formicidae is a subfamily of the ant kingdom same with Myrmicinea, basically Myrmicinea ants usually have stingers while Formicidae ants have Formic acid. Also do you have measurements of your ants? The Black ants look a lot like camponotus.
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Re: Sydney, Australia - Queen ant ID please

Post: # 54444Post jcants
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:18 pm

Sorry for the slow reply. By measurements, did you just mean the length? The pictures I provided included a ruler for scale.

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Re: Sydney, Australia - Queen ant ID please

Post: # 54761Post antnest8
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:50 pm

Sorry I keep on missing that. I would say that they are definitely camponotus but a smaller species.
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