New queens, what are they?

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LordYenehc
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New queens, what are they?

Post: # 66678Post LordYenehc
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:39 pm

Hey guys; i think they are lasius niger. Not 100% sure though. Also the 3rd one, the one i posted about earlier in a different thread, is half the size of the other 2. Anyone have better info than i already have? Thanks guys.

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Re: New queens, what are they?

Post: # 66679Post LordYenehc
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:40 pm

Also i think the pics didnt attach...

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Re: New queens, what are they?

Post: # 66680Post LordYenehc
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:42 pm

Says ‘sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached’

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Re: New queens, what are they?

Post: # 66681Post AusAnts
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:59 am

upload your pics here on this website and paste the url on your post: https://imgur.com/upload
eg: https://imgur.com/a/9fgrLmp
or https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=162
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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Re: New queens, what are they?

Post: # 66688Post LordYenehc
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:29 am

Cheers mate, I went digging and found that was the way to do it. Was a pain to do it from the phone so waited till now, i'll link them in just a minute.

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Re: New queens, what are they?

Post: # 66689Post LordYenehc
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:40 am

Hope these work... sorry about the s*** quality pics; only have my phone for photography. (Just hit preview and found out 'photobucket' is plastered across all of them... i'll leave the album as a link too incase that helps) Thanks for taking the time to look and respond to me; much appreciated.
http://s1347.photobucket.com/user/Lord_Yenehc/library/Ants

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AusAnts
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Re: New queens, what are they?

Post: # 66691Post AusAnts
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:22 am

the smaller one looks to be Iridomyrmex bicknelli. the larger 2 i'm not exactly sure, but if i were to guess they would be part of the Iridomyrmex genus possibly iridomyrmex purpureus. do you know how long they are?
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

LordYenehc
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Re: New queens, what are they?

Post: # 66698Post LordYenehc
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:37 am

Oh, well i was way off lol. All i see around he is common garden ants and green ants, and if I was correct the garden ants are Lasius Niger.

The little girl measures at 6mm and the larger girls measure at 8mm.

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Re: New queens, what are they?

Post: # 66705Post antnest8
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:58 am

The Lasius genus is not native to Australia so, I agree it being some species of Iridomyrmex.

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Re: New queens, what are they?

Post: # 66714Post LordYenehc
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:11 pm

Mustn't have searched properly cause they aren't coming up in a search now. I must have been searching too broadly.

Thanks everyone for the input. My first queens ever so excited to see them develop over the coming months into a full fledged colony. 8-)

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