Queen Ant Identification

Help with identifying the species your ants

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oboethefish
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Location: Richmond,BC

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 41479Post oboethefish
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:52 am

imperialdefender wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:23 pm
https://youtu.be/QksCa8tmEo4
she is 15mm long or 1.5 cm
please let me know if this is a queen and what species she is? (I believe her to be a fire ant)
what is a her diet and how long should it take for her to start laying eggs typically?
thank you

I found her on my dining room table 2 days ago. she is full of energy and has already displaced intelligence
I live in Sanford florida USA
I'm not quite sure if its a solenopsis (tropical fire ant) just yet but all queens typically start laying eggs in a high humidity setup. Just leave her alone with plenty of water in the dark and she should start laying anywhere between 2 days and 3 weeks. Eggs will get to the aldut stage when they're a month old. As for feeding, i haven't had or seen any ant colonies refusing roaches. Tip: try cutting the roaches into smaller parts before feeding when your colony is small.

kykel09
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Location: Maryland

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 41489Post kykel09
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:59 am

imperialdefender wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:23 pm
https://youtu.be/QksCa8tmEo4
she is 15mm long or 1.5 cm
please let me know if this is a queen and what species she is? (I believe her to be a fire ant)
what is a her diet and how long should it take for her to start laying eggs typically?
thank you

I found her on my dining room table 2 days ago. she is full of energy and has already displaced intelligence
I live in Sanford florida USA
You definitely have a Camponotus Queen. Appears to be a Camponotus floridanus. Typically, if you put her in the dark and do not disturb here Camponotus start laying eggs within 2 or 3 weeks a most. If you continue to check on her though it will stress her out and she will not lay eggs. Camponotus can be a bit testy. Nice catch. Good luck with her.
Antiwiki:
http://www.antwiki.org/wiki/Camponotus_floridanus

Additional Information on your queen:
http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/urban/ants/fl_carpenter_ants.htm
Maryland GAN Farmer

Owns:
Lasius Neoniger
Camponotus Noveborecensis
Camponotus Nearcticus
Solenopsis Molesta (7 queen colony)
Phiedole Bicarinata (3 queen colony)

WIP:
Lasius Claviger (parasite queen)

TurtleDragon7
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Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:53 pm
Location: North Carolina

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 41965Post TurtleDragon7
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:08 pm

I recently caught what I think to be a queen ant in my home a few days ago on the coastal side of North Carolina and I'm not sure if it's even a queen or what type of ant it is if anyone could help me that would be great. *Photo would not post* She is about a half inch long and have a red and black body.

TurtleDragon7
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Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:53 pm
Location: North Carolina

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 41967Post TurtleDragon7
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:26 pm

Also if I could get some tips on how to meet her needs that would be great I have much of the basics down but I little knowledge would hurt. Also the half of an inch is probably a overstatement.

antsofthelowcountry
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Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:52 pm

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 42152Post antsofthelowcountry
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:19 pm

Camponotus floridanus. Is a fully claustral ant species these prefer these characteristics in nests :

Close to moisture and food sources
Safe from predators such as birds and lizards
Safe from flooding, heat, and other environmental stresses
Easily accessible to the ants make sure that the ants fit in there nest

They also like
Old dry wood, wooden objects that have had previous damage from other organisms like insects or fungi, rotting tree stumps, under bark, in roots of citrus trees, under mulch and, inside logs.
As always, wishing you well on your exciting ant adventure, Ants the Lowcountry.

Bubblebuster02
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Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:30 pm
Location: Leicestershire

Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 45666Post Bubblebuster02
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:39 pm

I don't know if these are queen ants but they all had wings and there were a lot of them in one area, especially as the sun set. They are small in size and red. In England.
Thanks in advance.

Sallycat
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Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:49 pm
Location: Wisconsin

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 46942Post Sallycat
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:40 pm

https://youtu.be/QksCa8tmEo4 I am no expert but I believe it's in the Camponotus family

EJNettle
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Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:55 pm
Location: Michigan

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 47140Post EJNettle
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:13 pm

I found this queen in June, in Michigan.
Camponotus?

https://imgur.com/gallery/tWH8k2K

Tarantulaboy
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Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:59 am
Location: Orlando

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 47317Post Tarantulaboy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:23 am

Good morning/Evening. I am new to this page but have been watching AntsCanada's Youtube channel for a couple of months now. I was wondering if someone could tell me if this is a queen. I live in Orlando Florida and on Saturday it just finished raining and 2 of these came into the store I work in and I scooped them up hoping its a few queens..Any Idea? I did not measure because I was at work and when I got home I put them in a dark quiet. Any help would be appreciated.thank you

Insectanotus
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Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:25 am
Location: Canada

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 47374Post Insectanotus
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:27 pm

Hi,

I have 8 Ant queens that I would like Identified, due to space I can only send you 3 right now. The first 3 have been captured in July somewhere near the 18th at 7pm. sorry that the images are a little blurry, it was the best I can do with my camera.

Thank you.

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