I found this big black ant in Germany - is it a queen?

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Bmeise
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I found this big black ant in Germany - is it a queen?

Post: # 59467Post Bmeise
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:02 pm

Hello there,
This afternoon I found an ant of which I suspect that it might be a queen. It was crawling around in a muddy place right next to a field and is 6-7 mm long. I live in Germany. The ant is black and shiny and has longer legs than my Lasius niger queen.
I attached two pictures of the possible queen. They are not the best quality, but I hope they are good enough for experienced ant keepers to tell whether it is in fact a queen or just a large worker :)
I will also try to get better pictures soon.

Any help/clues are appreciated :D

Edit: Somehow I couldn't upload the pictures. It says "Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached."

Bmeise
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Re: I found this big black ant in Germany - is it a queen?

Post: # 59470Post Bmeise
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:21 pm

After a bit of research I hopefully figured out how to post the pictures. You should be able to access them via the following links:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h6453bhpxeg6obb/IMG_20190614_195854.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/uo5u8jey93panja/IMG_20190614_195921.jpg?dl=0
Again, sorry for the quality. I'll try to use a better camera soon. But maybe someone can already make an educated guess whether it is a queen? Thanks in advance for your help :D

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Re: I found this big black ant in Germany - is it a queen?

Post: # 59486Post cheetawolf
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:10 am

I cant really tell, but from what i can make out it looks like a camponotus major, i dont think its a queen
yay for ants!

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6x lasius niger/americanus

12x tetramorium immigrans

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