Queen ID please Australia NSW Orange 2800

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Jefferyguo
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Queen ID please Australia NSW Orange 2800

Post: # 66642Post Jefferyguo
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:52 pm

Hi I caught this queen on March 9th 2019 in Australia NSW Orange 2800.

Here is some photos sorry they arent that clear, its the best I can do:
https://imgur.com/a/JCt4UqO

The queen is approx 6mm in length and the nanitics are approx 2mm in length. I'm planning on making my modular nest from AAC, any tips for this species?

AusAnts
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Location: Darwin,Australia

Re: Queen ID please Australia NSW Orange 2800

Post: # 66730Post AusAnts
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:16 pm

i'd say it's a species iridomyrmex but i'm not to sure. From my experience with a iridomyrmex bicknelli they like it a little dry and are a great beginner species in my opinion.
2 x iridomyrmex sp Queen:15+ workers
2 x iridomyrmex pallidus: 40+ workers
1 x pheidole megacephala:2 queen 300 workers.
1 x opisthopsis Queen: 14 workers

AusAnts
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Re: Queen ID please Australia NSW Orange 2800

Post: # 66897Post AusAnts
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:26 am

yea i agree can't be iri. wasn't looking properly.
2 x iridomyrmex sp Queen:15+ workers
2 x iridomyrmex pallidus: 40+ workers
1 x pheidole megacephala:2 queen 300 workers.
1 x opisthopsis Queen: 14 workers

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