Need help for queen identification.

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DocZoid
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Need help for queen identification.

Post: # 24672Post DocZoid
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:12 am

Hey guys,

I hope you might be able to help identifying my 4 queens I recently found. It was in the end of June on a hot and humid evening (6-8pm). They were located near a road in a mainly rural/suburbian area.
The all queens had already lost their wings. They are about 1cm (0.4 inch for my fellow Americans) long and have a very dark-brown or I'd say black color.

My guess would bee Lasius niger. Can someone confirm or object this?
Here is the best picture I could make of one of the queens:
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To the leg of one queen another ant was clinging. It fell off dead later in the testtube and I was able to get it out and under some microscope:
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Picture with some lab-software:
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This ant was brown as you can see and about 2mm (0.08 inch) long.
Is this from a different species? Did it try to attack the queen while defending its own colony? What do you think?
The Box says 'No'!

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Re: Need help for queen identification.

Post: # 24785Post AntLove5Ever
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:33 pm

The worker is tetramorium, likely just attacking, because they are quite territorial, even to newly mated tetramorium queens. The queen looks like some sort of lasius, I would say neoniger is more likely in the US.

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