Queen ant identification

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core1331
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Queen ant identification

Post: # 61203Post core1331
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:08 am

I caught a possible queen ant in Belgium on 30/6 and am wondering what species she is. I managed to take a good enough picture for an approximate ID. I tried it myself but I can't pin it down, not even on a family.
The picture is in the link below, some extra I formation is included above and under the picture.

https://lasiusnigerants.blogspot.com/2019/07/queen-ant-identification.html

Thanks for the help!
owns 1 Lasius Niger colony since 2016.

LasiusSapien
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Re: Queen ant identification

Post: # 61206Post LasiusSapien
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:43 am

not 100% but i'm thinking maybe Tetramorium caespitum?
1x Lasius Niger - early forging stage - 60-100 workers
1x Messor Barbarus - founding stage - <20 workers
1x Camponotus Turkestanus - claustral stage - 1 nanitic + brood
1x Odontoponera Transversa - semi-claustral stage - no eggs

Hawkeye
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Re: Queen ant identification

Post: # 61216Post Hawkeye
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:34 pm

LasiusSapien wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:43 am
not 100% but i'm thinking maybe Tetramorium caespitum?
Look at you identifying ants and everything! I think you might be right with Tetramorium caespitum.

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