Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

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JackPayne
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Re: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

Post: # 21884Post JackPayne
Sat May 27, 2017 8:29 pm

Martialis wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 8:19 pm
Camponotus sp.
I'm telling you, those brown stripes on the gaster are the exact same as my Iridomyrmyx queens, also this species have been flying in Australia the past few weeks.

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This is one of my queens.
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Re: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

Post: # 21887Post Martialis
Sat May 27, 2017 8:59 pm

Perhaps you are right, but I am still skeptical.
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 21893Post Phoenix
Sun May 28, 2017 1:07 am

Gonna Agree With Jack Here, The Head Shape Looks More Closer To Iridomyrmex Than Camponotus.
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Re: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

Post: # 21895Post JackPayne
Sun May 28, 2017 1:17 am

Martialis wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 8:59 pm
Perhaps you are right, but I am still skeptical.
Trust me as an Australian Antkeeper. Even so, perhaps we should wait until another opinion posts on the thread.
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Re: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

Post: # 21897Post BleedingRaindrops
Sun May 28, 2017 3:18 am

I know I'm inexperienced, but that headshape looks super weird for Camponotus. If it's a choice between the two I'd call Iridomyrmex.
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Re: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

Post: # 21898Post MajorMadness
Sun May 28, 2017 5:38 am

Thanks for all your responses everyone. It looks pretty much bang on as your picture JackPayne, same with the other two I caught. They all seem happily laying their first few eggs, so I'm on the road to them growing their first workers! I shall continue researching Iridomyrmex!
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Re: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

Post: # 21899Post JackPayne
Sun May 28, 2017 5:48 am

MajorMadness wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 5:38 am
Thanks for all your responses everyone. It looks pretty much bang on as your picture JackPayne, same with the other two I caught. They all seem happily laying their first few eggs, so I'm on the road to them growing their first workers! I shall continue researching Iridomyrmex!
Congrats pal, they're a great ant to keep.
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Re: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

Post: # 21900Post JackPayne
Sun May 28, 2017 5:51 am

Here is some facts about Iridomyrmyx, don't worry Bout the species, most of the Iridomyrmyx have similar needs etc.

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I hope any of those help.
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Re: Ant Queens caught in Brisbane Australia. 22nd May.

Post: # 21911Post CreeperUniverse
Sun May 28, 2017 10:28 am

MajorMadness wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 8:17 am
Hello, first post here and also my first queen catches! about a week ago i got home from uni to see hundreds of queens on my driveway. I got what things i could to keep the safely and just watched them for ages, eventually picking 3 that seemed cool.

Here are the best pics i could get, it took a while for me to get them since my camera isn't great.

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Thanks for any responses!
Iridomyrmex or maybe something like Lasius?
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