Queen found in Bahia, Brasil in 16 March 2020

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Lonliness
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Queen found in Bahia, Brasil in 16 March 2020

Post: # 68319Post Lonliness
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:37 pm

Hello, everyone. I found this queen in my garage in the morning after a kinda heavy rain, I would like to know what's her species. She is around 1 cm. These are the best pictures I could take with my cellphone.Thanks in advance!
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Lonliness
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Re: Queen found in Bahia, Brasil in 16 March 2020

Post: # 68365Post Lonliness
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:23 pm

Well, what I found out is that this girl here seems like Mycetagroicus. The guy who helped me sent this url to a scientific article about this species: https://www.antwiki.org/wiki/images/b/b3/Jesovnik_etal2013_biologyMycetagroicusinflatus_InsSoc.pdf

I still am not sure if this is her species or not, but I must admit that keeping fungus-growing ants makes me a little anxious. It's my first queen ant, she is already laying eggs and I guess I will have to make some effort to find out what plants I can give them and how to properly care for their gardens and such. I'm pretty happy, though, and I hope her eggs hatch into workers.

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