Western Turkish ant species (Need identification)

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GreyLeeward
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Western Turkish ant species (Need identification)

Post: # 77278Post GreyLeeward
Mon May 03, 2021 6:13 pm

Normal sized queen I'd say, caught her during a nuptial flight last week. She has a reddish under belly.

I'm not very knowledgeable on ant species so I'd like some information about her.

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https://ibb.co/c6X63z9
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https://ibb.co/1v01jTh

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Re: Western Turkish ant species (Need identification)

Post: # 77280Post AM1C39
Mon May 03, 2021 7:04 pm

Camponotus nearcticus is a species that had their nuptial flights lately and your queen does look like one. Have a look at images of Camponotus nearcticus queens online and you can decide if they look the same. This should help you if they are camponotus: https://youtu.be/UUCoajYwo8s.
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: Western Turkish ant species (Need identification)

Post: # 77284Post GreyLeeward
Mon May 03, 2021 7:40 pm

AM1C39 wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 7:04 pm
Camponotus nearcticus is a species that had their nuptial flights lately and your queen does look like one. Have a look at images of Camponotus nearcticus queens online and you can decide if they look the same. This should help you if they are camponotus: https://youtu.be/UUCoajYwo8s.
Thanks for the video recommendation. Turns out she is likely a Camponotus Samius, so yes the video will be helpful.

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