Need help in identifying ants and if they are Queens

Help with identifying the species your ants

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stevetaj
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Need help in identifying ants and if they are Queens

Post: # 69997Post stevetaj
Sun May 17, 2020 1:49 am

Hi, we are new to the hobby and we just got an Ant Tower from AntsCanada, so that's the size of the habitat we are planning to use. I think we may have caught 4 queens. Can someone help identify them, also is the big red one appropriate for an Ant Colony the size of the Ant Tower? For size estimates, all four ants are in test tubes.
I attached links to the photos.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zqEb0kFvVJSWsMAEOjKn2k4WMwLTD5Ks
https://drive.google.com/open?id=13AqAPIImXJP0anMOdYbRrA3XDRFVyUzG
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1d8tHQ_nsuUG2NhTPtYRo_oS-Xr0BZ5Dx
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Uo_rT0DFdlR7AzYN0NO38Rh7g9JkdepL

stevetaj
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Re: Need help in identifying ants and if they are Queens

Post: # 69999Post stevetaj
Sun May 17, 2020 2:37 am

https://imgur.com/AWH29O3
https://imgur.com/I994nms
https://imgur.com/RwhZUn9
https://imgur.com/MCuvJRu

Not sure if these links are better

Image

QJH2023
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Re: Need help in identifying ants and if they are Queens

Post: # 70077Post QJH2023
Mon May 18, 2020 10:32 pm

3 Crematogaster queen no 4 Camponotus? queen no 2 Crematogaster queen no 1 Crematogaster queen no sorry :(
keeper of: 23xCamponotus novaeboracensis, Crematogaster spp. and unidentified species and tapinoma sessile

Good2Know15
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Re: Need help in identifying ants and if they are Queens

Post: # 70086Post Good2Know15
Tue May 19, 2020 6:52 am

stevetaj wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 2:37 am
https://imgur.com/AWH29O3
https://imgur.com/I994nms
https://imgur.com/RwhZUn9
https://imgur.com/MCuvJRu

Not sure if these links are better

Image
Ant 1 = worker ant - looks like Prenolepis sp. or Tapinoma sp. That is not a Crematogaster species.
Ant 2 = worker ant - looks like the same species as I said above.
Ant 3 = worker ant - same story here.

Ant 4 = worker ant - a minor worker of a Camponotus species.
I can't tell what exact species those workers are without you mentioning the country/state where you found them.

Neither of those are queens unfortunately.
Also known as Ants_Netherlands16

Keeper of:
Lasius niger, flavus, lasioides
Myrmica sp.
Messor barbarus & Messor sp.
Crematogaster scutellaris
Camponotus aethiops, ligniperdus
Solenopsis fugax
Temnothorax nylanderi :D

Good2Know15
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Re: Need help in identifying ants and if they are Queens

Post: # 70087Post Good2Know15
Tue May 19, 2020 6:54 am

QJH2023 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 10:32 pm
3 Crematogaster queen no 4 Camponotus? queen no 2 Crematogaster queen no 1 Crematogaster queen no sorry :(
Those are all workers :roll:
Ants 1,2 and 3 look like either Tapinoma or Prenolepis to me.
Ant 4 is definitely an orange/yellow Camponotus sp.
Also known as Ants_Netherlands16

Keeper of:
Lasius niger, flavus, lasioides
Myrmica sp.
Messor barbarus & Messor sp.
Crematogaster scutellaris
Camponotus aethiops, ligniperdus
Solenopsis fugax
Temnothorax nylanderi :D

stevetaj
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Re: Need help in identifying ants and if they are Queens

Post: # 70162Post stevetaj
Thu May 21, 2020 1:54 am

Thanks, will keep on looking

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