Additional identification needed

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Whitelotus
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Additional identification needed

Post: # 62315Post Whitelotus
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:24 pm

So I believe I was wrong with what I thought was a Camponotus queen earlier this summer but from the manner in which this colony is growing, they are already at about 20+ workers after 2 months and after doing a bit more research, I think the colony is of the genus Formica. I have placed a photo to hopefully get clarity on this.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PaGIFDeRtuLfVDJxZSd2e2QQ-DJaHYoC/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PaGIFDeRtuLfVDJxZSd2e2QQ-DJaHYoC/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C-J6giV4xTb7fGWD5gy-jERUkIQ0_hwR/view?usp=sharing

LasiusSapien
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Re: Additional identification needed

Post: # 62350Post LasiusSapien
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:59 pm

hard to tell from the pic but the pic with workers looks a little like Formica Rufibarbis so perhaps a member of the Formica Rufa group
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

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