3 worker IDs caught in riverside CA

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Theantguy13
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3 worker IDs caught in riverside CA

Post: # 21998Post Theantguy13
Mon May 29, 2017 3:17 pm

Basically I just want to know what species these workers are so I know what kind of ants are in my area.

Worker 1: 5mm
http://imgur.com/a/1utUs
Worker 2:4mm
http://imgur.com/a/btiYT
Worker 3: 2mm
http://imgur.com/a/C0gim

Well I hope that is all you guys need. Thanks for helping!
Proud owner of 3 beautiful cats, a loving Siberian husky, and a varying amount of ants.

My ant queens still founding a colony:
Solenopsis Molesta
My ant colonies:
Solenopsis Xyloni

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Re: 3 worker IDs caught in riverside CA

Post: # 22002Post Aquaexploder
Mon May 29, 2017 4:04 pm

Side photos?
Founding:

Crematogaster (2X)

Lasius Neoniger (2X)

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Re: 3 worker IDs caught in riverside CA

Post: # 22008Post Theantguy13
Mon May 29, 2017 4:18 pm

I already released them...
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Solenopsis Xyloni

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Re: 3 worker IDs caught in riverside CA

Post: # 22009Post Theantguy13
Mon May 29, 2017 4:20 pm

A quick google search says ant 2 is formica moki
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Solenopsis Xyloni

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Re: 3 worker IDs caught in riverside CA

Post: # 22037Post Batspiderfish
Mon May 29, 2017 9:02 pm

Myrmecocystus sp. (possibly M. mimicus, which comes in various colors)

Liometopum occidentale

Dorymyrmex insanus
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Re: 3 worker IDs caught in riverside CA

Post: # 22038Post Theantguy13
Mon May 29, 2017 9:41 pm

Well, they sound cool...
XD
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My ant queens still founding a colony:
Solenopsis Molesta
My ant colonies:
Solenopsis Xyloni

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Re: 3 worker IDs caught in riverside CA

Post: # 22083Post Martialis
Tue May 30, 2017 7:11 pm

Theantguy13 wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 9:41 pm
Well, they sound cool...
XD
Myrmecosystus is the honeypot ant, some species are already flying this year.
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Re: 3 worker IDs caught in riverside CA

Post: # 22105Post Theantguy13
Wed May 31, 2017 12:51 am

No way really?
That is so cool.
Proud owner of 3 beautiful cats, a loving Siberian husky, and a varying amount of ants.

My ant queens still founding a colony:
Solenopsis Molesta
My ant colonies:
Solenopsis Xyloni

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