Would greatly appreciate help identifying this queen

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SaintAnt
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Location: Gulf Shores, AL

Would greatly appreciate help identifying this queen

Post: # 59349Post SaintAnt
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:45 pm

Hey guys, i found this guy this morning (June 10th), on the beach in Orange Beach, Alabama. There were thousands of them out this morning! I know very little of species identification, and I watched some of AntsCanada's videos upon the subject but I found nothing conclusive. So, I thought I would reach out on here for help. She's about 12 mm in length and still has her wings. I hope these photos are good enough for you all to identify her.


Thanks for the help!

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TheRealAntMan
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Re: Would greatly appreciate help identifying this queen

Post: # 59352Post TheRealAntMan
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:36 pm

What's her size in mm?
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

SaintAnt
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Re: Would greatly appreciate help identifying this queen

Post: # 59364Post SaintAnt
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:28 am

12 mm.

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Would greatly appreciate help identifying this queen

Post: # 59366Post TheRealAntMan
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:15 am

Pseudomyrmex queen, looks like Pseudomyrmex gracilis.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

SaintAnt
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Re: Would greatly appreciate help identifying this queen

Post: # 59368Post SaintAnt
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:58 am

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:15 am
Pseudomyrmex queen, looks like Pseudomyrmex gracilis.
Just did a little research on this species, it says they do not like a lot of moisture, should I modify the standard test tube setup to accommodate this?

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Would greatly appreciate help identifying this queen

Post: # 59374Post TheRealAntMan
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:53 pm

No, all she needs is a test tube and a small foraging area where you can give her food as she is semi-claustral
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

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