ID and possible thoughts on where from or what she was up to?

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ID and possible thoughts on where from or what she was up to?

Post: # 55730Post Zpilot21
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:52 am

Hey there AC community!

First things first. I live in the cities portion of Minnesota. Its 12 degrees fahrenheit right now, was snowing yesterday, and probably will be today as well. That's no surprise, as its winter.

But what I find IS a surprise, is my coworker found this beauty crawling around in my works warehouse today.


Now I'm new to ant keeping, I was honestly just looking to start my first colony this year; so my experience/eye is untrained. But would I be correct to call this a Camponotus queen?

Granted, im guessing that chances she has mated (if she really is a she) are slim to none. As its winter, shes still got wings, and by my guess she came from a colony in our warehouse, or came in on a pallet from another warehose. But aside all that I'd still like to get an ID. I'm also going to testtube her till spring in any case. Don't want to let her freeze in the snow or get crushed in our warehouse.

Hope the pics are sufficient for proper ID. And anyone have any ideas why she was active in a cold warehouse, or where she came from?


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Re: ID and possible thoughts on where from or what she was up to?

Post: # 55868Post PTasker15
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:30 pm

Either Camponotus Pensllyvanicus Or Camponotus Modoc.Good Catch! :)
My current ants
Pogonomyrmex Occdentalis
Myrmecositis Mexicanus
Formica Subsercea
Pheidole Moerens
Pheidole Obscuriothorax
Pheidole Bicarinata
Tetramourium Bicarinatum
Temnothorax Lonvcieps
Camponotua Castanus
Solenopsis Richteri,invicta,xyloni,Molesta.

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