Kuala Lumpur/Suburban Area/Malaysia - 02/17/2017

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Kuala Lumpur/Suburban Area/Malaysia - 02/17/2017

Post: # 17218Post Phoenix
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:55 am

Greetings, I required some assistance in determining whether this ant, is a queen or not.
It's around 1.2 or 1.3 centimeters, dark greenish in color; foraging during the afternoon hours.
Two distinct jaw-shaped like structure at her mouth, slight white at the tip of her antennas.

Most importantly, I don't think she was light-sensitive; I bombarded at her with it when I was taking the picture.
Didn't noticed any hairs on the gaster or any parts of the body.

She had a missing limb, when I first attempted to caught her. It was quite difficult as she scurried away into the caverns below but my eventual persistence pays off quite well. I also saw other ants that looked quite similar to her, as well.



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Re: Kuala Lumpur/Suburban Area/Malaysia - 02/17/2017

Post: # 17221Post Onyxiguana
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:48 am

I wanna say Dinoponera quadriceps, but I'm not an expert. But I would say she is a part of the genus Dinoponera. Maybe some close up pictures in the light? The link doesn't work for me.
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Re: Kuala Lumpur/Suburban Area/Malaysia - 02/17/2017

Post: # 17223Post Martialis
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:04 am

Don't try to guess the species without a key. ;)

I don't think the video is clear enough, pictures would help greatly.
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Re: Kuala Lumpur/Suburban Area/Malaysia - 02/17/2017

Post: # 17227Post Phoenix
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:51 am

Doubt it's a Dinoponera; since they're only native to South America, and this little gal was caught at Southeast Asia (Malaysia).
But I'll take it that she is, indeed a queen? Guess that's a relief in a way.

Sorry for the inconvenience, here's the image.
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Re: Kuala Lumpur/Suburban Area/Malaysia - 02/17/2017

Post: # 17228Post Martialis
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:27 pm

I'm sorry to be somewhat of a pest, but could you take some like this?


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Measurements aren't necessary in the photos, just one from the top, front, and side. Don't have to be this detailed either. ;)

I do believe she may be a queen; though I cannot tell as of now.
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Re: Kuala Lumpur/Suburban Area/Malaysia - 02/17/2017

Post: # 17231Post Fulkol
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:09 pm

Try using a water droplet on the lens of your camera for zoom, or try making a micro lens using one of the DIY tutorials on google

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Re: Kuala Lumpur/Suburban Area/Malaysia - 02/17/2017

Post: # 17236Post Canadiananter
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:14 pm

Kinda looks like diacamma

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Re: Kuala Lumpur/Suburban Area/Malaysia - 02/17/2017

Post: # 17247Post Phoenix
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:00 am

I'll take more photos once I obtain those lens.
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EDIT: I think she might indeed, be a Diacamma species; though I need some more confirmation onto it.
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Re: Kuala Lumpur/Suburban Area/Malaysia - 02/17/2017

Post: # 17248Post Phoenix
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:54 am

More photos, unfortunately I wasn't able to take a picture at the front side.
Hopefully; this'll have to do.

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Re: Kuala Lumpur/Suburban Area/Malaysia - 02/17/2017

Post: # 17249Post Martialis
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:07 am

I am sure now that she's a worker.
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