Needing Ant ID

Help with identifying the species your ants

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monax77
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Needing Ant ID

Post: # 55664Post monax77
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:31 pm

I went out hiking in central KY today I flipped a few logs and found a few ant colonies wondering if I could get an ID

This first one was under the bark the pulled away it was alone without any colony around that I could see.
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These were higher up in elevation in a drier area
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I collected what I think is the queen with some brood and workers
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Thanks in advance still trying to figure out how to ID ants any tips would be welcome.

DWayneF32
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Re: Needing Ant ID

Post: # 55666Post DWayneF32
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:01 am

My best guess would be Monomorium minimum.

DontSquishTheAnt
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Re: Needing Ant ID

Post: # 55670Post DontSquishTheAnt
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:13 am

Definitely not Monomorium.
First year and already enjoying it!

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

Genesis 1:24

DWayneF32
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Re: Needing Ant ID

Post: # 55713Post DWayneF32
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:12 pm

DontSquishTheAnt wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:13 am
Definitely not Monomorium.
Maybe some type of Myrmica?

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moodery
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Re: Needing Ant ID

Post: # 55718Post moodery
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:50 pm

Maybe Solenopsis richteri x invita not sure though.
https://mississippientomologicalmuseum.org.msstate.edu/Researchtaxapages/Formicidaepages/genericpages/Solenopsis_hybrid.htm
keeping
3x Solenopsis invitica
all at founding stage hoping for more

DWayneF32
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Re: Needing Ant ID

Post: # 55732Post DWayneF32
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:27 am

Depending on where they where caught, it may be Solenopsis. They exist mostly in southern parts of KY. I do see the resemblance, and am inclined to agree.

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