New queens, what are they?

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LordYenehc
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Re: New queens, what are they?

Post: # 66737Post LordYenehc
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:34 am

Found this in my bath tub tonight while about to run the kids a bath.

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Know what this one is by chance?

AusAnts
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Re: New queens, what are they?

Post: # 66739Post AusAnts
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:59 am

can't help with this one, i'm trying to identify a similar genus/species.
A few things that might help others identify this is, 1) how long it is, 2) a few better photos.
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: # 66740Post LordYenehc
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:15 am

Definitely. Its 5mm long, (measured after posting) but nothing I can do about better pics at the moment sorry.

Looking for weeks and 4 in 2 days... the odds huh? Lol

AusAnts
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Re: New queens, what are they?

Post: # 66741Post AusAnts
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:29 am

LordYenehc wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:15 am
Definitely. Its 5mm long, (measured after posting) but nothing I can do about better pics at the moment sorry.

Looking for weeks and 4 in 2 days... the odds huh? Lol
yea it's all about luck, timing and knowledge. The queen i found was almost exactly 5mm long as well. I found mine at night did you?

for slightly better photos go here: https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=16984
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: # 66762Post LordYenehc
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:10 pm

The queen i found was almost exactly 5mm long as well. I found mine at night did you?
Yea kinda. 5:30-6:30 somewhere when i went to run the kids a bath, she was laying in there. There was a green ant near the plug so i got him out n checked the rest of the bath for more, and she was laying up the other end.

AusAnts
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Re: New queens, what are they?

Post: # 66786Post AusAnts
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:49 pm

I got a identification on my Queen ant on another website. They said it's a species of pheidole.
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: New queens, what are they?

Post: # 66787Post AusAnts
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:54 pm

They said yours "might" be a species of monomorium.
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: # 66792Post LordYenehc
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:38 am

Wow. Thanks for checking for me! Sadly i think the 2 little girls are both dead. Im going to let them go for another few days before checking on them but zero movement from either of them... although on a positive note the 2 big girls have both laid eggs! Super excited for their futures.

AusAnts
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Re: New queens, what are they?

Post: # 66803Post AusAnts
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:38 am

This one and the Iridomyrmex bicknelli died? thats unlucky. Well now we know that pulling the wings off would affect the ant in a very negative way. Another way to check if they are dead is if they don't stick to the glass/plastic, or watch their antenna, if it does not move it's dead.

I also think some of my Queens i caught yesterday may not be fertile, they have not yet broken their wings off.
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: # 66805Post LordYenehc
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:18 am

Pretty sure they’re dead, yeah. I don’t know if the green ant got to the other little queen i found bu she’s in the same state. Just laying still.

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