Queen Identification! Southeastern Kentucky

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TheCrazyAntLady
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Location: Kentucky

Queen Identification! Southeastern Kentucky

Post: # 65123Post TheCrazyAntLady
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:27 am

If anyone can tell me the species of the queen, I will be forever grateful. I live in Southeastern KY and I want to bring this colony to my mom's classroom to teach the students about bugs, their lifecycle, and the responsibility of keeping pets. I have safe a place to put them where the students can see but not reach, a good idea of their diet and preferences, and basically everything except a proper identification. Any help is deeply appreciated!

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Hello from the backwoods of KY!

Currently keeping:
Tetramorrium Immigrans x1
Aphaenogaster Picea x2
Aphaenogaster Rudis x1
Lasius Americanus x1
Crematogaster Cerasi x1
Unknown x1

LasiusSapien
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Location: Bristol

Re: Queen Identification! Southeastern Kentucky

Post: # 65129Post LasiusSapien
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:45 am

TheCrazyAntLady wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:27 am
If anyone can tell me the species of the queen, I will be forever grateful. I live in Southeastern KY and I want to bring this colony to my mom's classroom to teach the students about bugs, their lifecycle, and the responsibility of keeping pets. I have safe a place to put them where the students can see but not reach, a good idea of their diet and preferences, and basically everything except a proper identification. Any help is deeply appreciated!

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http://fav.me/ddj3ni2
hello there i'm thinking Aphaenogaster sp. possible Aphaenogaster cockerelli or Aphaenogaster beccarii but they also look leggy like novomessor sp., hope this help somewhat
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

TheCrazyAntLady
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:46 am
Location: Kentucky

Re: Queen Identification! Southeastern Kentucky

Post: # 65134Post TheCrazyAntLady
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:14 pm

Apaenogaster looks EXACTLY like her! Thank you so much for helping me!
Hello from the backwoods of KY!

Currently keeping:
Tetramorrium Immigrans x1
Aphaenogaster Picea x2
Aphaenogaster Rudis x1
Lasius Americanus x1
Crematogaster Cerasi x1
Unknown x1

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