Queen ID Needed - Florida, Nov/Dec

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GreenTikiFire
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Queen ID Needed - Florida, Nov/Dec

Post: # 55405Post GreenTikiFire
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:44 am

Hit her and her mate with the car about a month ago. Since this one didn't splatter like her boy, I figured I'd keep her :D

She started out with wings. Figure they got eaten as there was no evidence of them after about a week.
Looking for an ID so I can better understand breeding conditions.
No luck so far at 68F in a test-tube setup.
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GreenTikiFire
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Re: Queen ID Needed - Florida, Nov/Dec

Post: # 55406Post GreenTikiFire
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:34 pm

I believe it is "Solenopsis Invicta"
Anyone be able to confirm?

DontSquishTheAnt
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Re: Queen ID Needed - Florida, Nov/Dec

Post: # 55426Post DontSquishTheAnt
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:32 pm

I can't say for sure, but it does seem to be Solenopsis.
First year and already enjoying it!

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

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GreenTikiFire
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Re: Queen ID Needed - Florida, Nov/Dec

Post: # 55835Post GreenTikiFire
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:21 pm

Thanks!

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