Not sure if she's a queen, but she appears to have a hump.

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PacificAntMan
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Not sure if she's a queen, but she appears to have a hump.

Post: # 57299Post PacificAntMan
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:54 pm

https://imgur.com/a/mVB7ISB

I'm on mobile, so I'm gonna have to make this brief. Images in the link above, extra info soon-ish when I can get to a proper keyboard. Caught at 7:40 PM.
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Re: Not sure if she's a queen, but she appears to have a hump.

Post: # 57306Post Formicoidea
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:42 am

Hey man, its very difficult to tell from the pictures, but I think it might be.
To check, have a really close look at it and see if it has "wing scars" on the hump. these are the spots where the wings used to be, sometimes they even have a little bit of wing still attached!
If you want to find out the actual species I suggest posting it to Formiculture.com, they have more people who can help.
Good luck, happy anting.

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Re: Not sure if she's a queen, but she appears to have a hump.

Post: # 57367Post PacificAntMan
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:53 am

She does indeed appear to have two dark dots on either side of her thorax, although it's hard to see. I only have a 15x lens to use as a jeweler's loupe, and she's roughly 5 mm long. :?

I did also include a dab of honey about half the size of her head when I put her in the tube, and she has not touched it, so I'd think that's unusual behavior for a worker. :geek:

Been searching every day since march for something of the alate or dealate description, so I'm hoping I've got a hit this time. :D
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