Queen from Philidelphia PA [unsolved]

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BlueRose
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Queen from Philidelphia PA [unsolved]

Post: # 55034Post BlueRose
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:24 pm

Hello everyone :D

I have pictures below of a queen I caught about 5 months ago and wanted to ID her after she had her first worker!!

I was also wondering if the species is fully cluasteral or not.

If you need better pictures just let me know and I'll try my best, using a pixle 2 for pictures so it should be okay


https://imgur.com/a/v83NE6Q

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moodery
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Re: Queen from Philidelphia PA [unsolved]

Post: # 55095Post moodery
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:37 pm

it might be either Lasius alienus or Lasius americanus im not sure though
but if the queen is one of those then it is fully claustral

DontSquishTheAnt
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Re: Queen from Philidelphia PA [unsolved]

Post: # 55186Post DontSquishTheAnt
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:53 pm

Not Lasius, look at the worker's petiole. Its proportions also look a bit off for most of that genus. Something closer would be Pheidole.
First year and already enjoying it!

Founding:
1 Solenopsis molesta colony with ~10 nanitic workers and lots of brood

Genesis 1:24

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moodery
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Re: Queen from Philidelphia PA [unsolved]

Post: # 55190Post moodery
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:31 pm

DontSquishTheAnt wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:53 pm
Not Lasius, look at the worker's petiole. Its proportions also look a bit off for most of that genus. Something closer would be Pheidole.
i think your right in that case it would be Pheidole pilifera

DontSquishTheAnt
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Re: Queen from Philidelphia PA [unsolved]

Post: # 55194Post DontSquishTheAnt
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:02 am

Which is fully claustral, but you should feed them now that there is a worker.
First year and already enjoying it!

Founding:
1 Solenopsis molesta colony with ~10 nanitic workers and lots of brood

Genesis 1:24

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Re: Queen from Philidelphia PA [unsolved]

Post: # 55252Post BlueRose
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:44 pm

Thank you all so much :D finally have a queen!
I'll give them some honey drops then

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Re: Queen from Philidelphia PA [unsolved]

Post: # 55254Post antnest8
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:48 pm

If your wondering if it's fully claustral then you tell us! You only have to really worry about semi-clasutral and fully claustral in queens founding stage, since the queen made it then you seemed to do what is right.
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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