Northwest Florida queens

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Ceronas
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Northwest Florida queens

Post: # 65367Post Ceronas
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:28 pm

Caught two queens recently. Northwest Florida, Defuniak Springs, and gave them a week or so in their tubes to get comfy before I bothered them for pictures. Both are laying eggs and happy, but cant tell what they are.

https://imgur.com/a/pADnb0S
Sadly its the best quality shots my phone seemed to want to take.

First attempt at keeping, and these girls will be needing homes in the next month which are conveniently on sale at the moment. Thanks yall.

LasiusSapien
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Re: Northwest Florida queens

Post: # 65369Post LasiusSapien
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:36 pm

little hard to tell from the pics but looks a lot like tetramorium immigrans
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

Ceronas
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Re: Northwest Florida queens

Post: # 65372Post Ceronas
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:34 pm

Bingo! A quick image search and that is exactly what the girls look like. Wonder why they never once came up in any of my searching. Everything i read kept saying carpenter or fire and they just didnt look right for either, but pavement makes total sense considering the area. That helps tremendously! Thank ya.

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