Is this an ant in the first place?

Help with identifying the species your ants

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progen
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Is this an ant in the first place?

Post: # 55038Post progen
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:27 pm

Found two of these in the bathroom yesterday after a light shower. Was wondering whether it's an ant queen of some small ant species.

I'm in Malaysia by the way and found them at around late 1900s. There's an abandoned oil palm plantation across the road if that'll help but otherwise, the estate is pretty densely populated by humans.

I've tried zooming in with the camera to see it more clearly but it's rather fast moving and I'm presbyopic so that's not going to be easy.

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Re: Is this an ant in the first place?

Post: # 55047Post cheetawolf
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:34 pm

that is a male alate, so probably just let him go
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Re: Is this an ant in the first place?

Post: # 55067Post progen
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:34 am

Oh, thanks. I thought that they normally die after mating. Do you know what species is it?

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Re: Is this an ant in the first place?

Post: # 55090Post CreeperUniverse
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:14 pm

progen wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:34 am
Oh, thanks. I thought that they normally die after mating. Do you know what species is it?
How big is it, and did you get any pictures from the side? I'm just gonna guess Solenopsis from the color but I have no idea how big it is.
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Re: Is this an ant in the first place?

Post: # 55121Post cheetawolf
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:43 pm

progen wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:34 am
Oh, thanks. I thought that they normally die after mating. Do you know what species is it?
can you get a good well lit picture
yay for ants!

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15x lasius niger/americanus

founding
1x tetramorium immigrans

searching for
c. pennsylvanicus

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progen
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Re: Is this an ant in the first place?

Post: # 55152Post progen
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:07 am

Sorry for the late reply, everyone. Unfortunately, it died after 5 days.

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