Ant queen ID France

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Skanque
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Ant queen ID France

Post: # 73142Post Skanque
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:57 pm

Hello fellow ant enthusiasts

I have been into the hobby since 2012 on-and-off. But since finishing school and having more time/funds available, I have gotten back into the hobby.

Normally I raise lasius niger and lasius flavus, since they are native to my region. But I found this beauty during a vacation.

Queen specifications:
Located: Saint-Raphaël, France.
Time: 21 August 2018.
Description: golden body, golden legs, dark head and dark abdomen.
Length: 10mm-12mm (for reference the test-tube is 10mm wide)

Characteristics: She did not start laying eggs, within the first two weeks. So I suspected her of being barren/non-mated. I then proceeded to hibernate her in November 2018.
After hibernation she started to lay eggs, and got her first nantics.

Fast-forward, I have recently gotten a medium omni nest for her and are providing daily care, so I am expecting a population boom soon'ish.

I would love to be able to provide the right care for the species and therefor need help to identify her/them.

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Hope to hear from you

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AM1C39
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Re: Ant queen ID France

Post: # 73385Post AM1C39
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:31 am

It looks like it could be a carpenter ant.
My current colonies:
The miniature military(formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi
the blazing nation(Myrmica alaskensis)

Skanque
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Re: Ant queen ID France

Post: # 73393Post Skanque
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:02 pm

AM1C39 wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:31 am
It looks like it could be a carpenter ant.
Thank you! I agree it must be some kind of Camponotus :D

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Re: Ant queen ID France

Post: # 73433Post AM1C39
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:43 am

Your welcome and good luck in your ant keeping.
My current colonies:
The miniature military(formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi
the blazing nation(Myrmica alaskensis)

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Re: Ant queen ID France

Post: # 74422Post 4804344350
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:04 pm

maybe lasius

Antmun
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Re: Ant queen ID France

Post: # 75049Post Antmun
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:42 am

hi, looks alot like a Camponotus consobrinus (banded sugar ant) not 100 % sure though. look up banded sugar ant on google and you can compare (after all, you have the best view). the reason i am not sure is i don't think they live in france :?
anyways, if it is, this site below has a whole lot of info on it.

ant info: https://www.antstore.net/shop/de/Ameisen/Ameisen-aus-Australien/Camponotus-consobrinus.html

-Antmun

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Re: Ant queen ID France

Post: # 76336Post cjerg9
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:22 am

Antmun wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:42 am
hi, looks alot like a Camponotus consobrinus (banded sugar ant) not 100 % sure though. look up banded sugar ant on google and you can compare (after all, you have the best view). the reason i am not sure is i don't think they live in france :?
anyways, if it is, this site below has a whole lot of info on it.

ant info: https://www.antstore.net/shop/de/Ameisen/Ameisen-aus-Australien/Camponotus-consobrinus.html

-Antmun
Definitely looks to be some kind of carpenter ant but I definitely wouldn’t say it’s a banded sugar ant. We get them here in Australia and the workers look far darker than the workers she has.

The good thing is that the care for most of the lower classifications will remain the same I’d ID her as a carpenter ant.

Judging by the way the workers look she could be Camponotus lateralis or Camponotus atriceps which can be found in a wide range/many countries. But to be fair she could be an introduced species in your area.

A carpenter ant in your area would be Camponotus ligniperdus.

catsandants
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Re: Ant queen ID France

Post: # 78375Post catsandants
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:59 pm

She's a campotanus and probably banded sugar ant but in not sure
Ants are the best and they is cute

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