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
keeping
3x Solenopsis invitica
all at founding stage hoping for more

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
keeping
3x Solenopsis invitica
all at founding stage hoping for more

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

BlueRose
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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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