What kind of ant do you think this is?

Help with identifying the species your ants

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HyperspaceJester
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Re: What kind of ant do you think this is?

Post: # 54964Post HyperspaceJester
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:28 pm

Not sure how this site works yet, so if the picture isn't attached please let me know so I can try again... can anyone identify that species? I'm almost certain I know what it is.. but I'm interested to see if any of you come to the same conclusion!? Merry Christmas btw :)

Jackalope
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Location: Gilbert AZ

Re: What kind of ant do you think this is?

Post: # 54967Post Jackalope
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:06 pm

I posted a link in a comment

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Re: What kind of ant do you think this is?

Post: # 55091Post CreeperUniverse
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:15 pm

Jackalope wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:13 pm
Yah. Thank's anyways guys!
I forgot to say but that's most likely a queen. I also forgot if it was Pogonomyrmex of Pheidole.
I currently keep a bunch of Prenolepis imparis queens along with a Myrmica sp. queen.
EDIT: Recently caught a Camoponotus chromaiodes queen; hoping she's fertile!

Ottersinverts
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Re: What kind of ant do you think this is?

Post: # 58547Post Ottersinverts
Tue May 21, 2019 10:25 pm

Jackalope wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:25 pm
Hey guys! So I live in Arizona and I found this little ant here. No, it isn’t mating season for any ants currently, but I’m wondering what species it is so I can prepare for their nuptial flight. She was about 5mm long. I’ve attached the best quality pictures I could take of her. She was very active and fun to watch. Sorry if it’s still a little blurry. :| (I also had to crop them quite a bit to be able to attach them, so that adds to the fuzziness)
I’ve since released her back where I found her. Your input would be very valuable to me. I would really like to start a colony with this type of ant if I can. Thanks!
(I actually don’t know if the pictures attached or not, but I’ll try and figure it out if not.)
Solenopsis amblychila is a good guess from me, and its definitely a queen. Whoever said it was a social parasite nailed it
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7P9ygMnohUZtcyttLctSwA[youtube]

Species list: *soon to come*

I keep ants, and i like ants. Ive been doing it for about 7 years and it doesnt get boring.

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