Is this a Queen?

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stevetaj
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Is this a Queen?

Post: # 70163Post stevetaj
Thu May 21, 2020 2:16 am

Hi, hopefully this is a queen ant. Do you know what species it is? I live in Oahu, Hawaii. Thank you for your help

https://imgur.com/RoRbKcF

https://imgur.com/xJC4yJb

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https://imgur.com/RoRbKcF
https://imgur.com/xJC4yJb

QJH2023
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Re: Is this a Queen?

Post: # 70176Post QJH2023
Thu May 21, 2020 3:18 pm

could I have a side vew specifically on the back portion of the ant
keeper of: 23xCamponotus novaeboracensis, Crematogaster spp. and unidentified species and tapinoma sessile

stevetaj
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Re: Is this a Queen?

Post: # 70210Post stevetaj
Fri May 22, 2020 11:38 am

Hopefully these pics will be useful

https://imgur.com/qJ72jAQ

https://imgur.com/kxxBN5k

Iabast
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Re: Is this a Queen?

Post: # 70259Post Iabast
Sun May 24, 2020 2:49 am

Try to get a picture from above and see if it has wing scars

Iabast
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Re: Is this a Queen?

Post: # 70260Post Iabast
Sun May 24, 2020 2:53 am

Oh, you did already. I don’t know too much about ants in Hawaii, but judging by its slimness and general shape, it’s probably just a worker. Again, don’t take my word for it, but I don’t think so.

FrederickAnt
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Re: Is this a Queen?

Post: # 70261Post FrederickAnt
Sun May 24, 2020 3:26 am

This is a queen (quite certain) of the subfamily Psuedomyrmecines; Tetraponera, and it roughly looks like the Rufonigra species. (Arboreal ants, tall long set up is suggested; also these ants are semi-claustral meaning you must feed them insects and honey)

ps: These ants aren't native to Hawaii so you must be the first to discover that they exist here; or that this is my misidentification! :D
Keeper of 8x Crematogaster queens (still in claustral stage)
Keeper of 1x Camponotus Albosparus queen (still in claustral stage)
:mrgreen:
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Iabast
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Re: Is this a Queen?

Post: # 70262Post Iabast
Sun May 24, 2020 3:33 am

Huh, interesting

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