Queen Ant Identification

Help with identifying the species your ants

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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 47445Post Insectanotus
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:59 am

Insectanotus wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:27 pm

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.
Also these ants are found in Canada in BC, near a bunch of buildings with small gardens.

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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 47635Post MightyScott
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:29 pm

Can I jump in on this thread or should I do a new one? I have a queen that's been in a test tube for a month and wondered if I should feed it - not sure what type of species it is.




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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 48753Post Dirmis
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:27 pm


i juste find that ant queen in my backward she is like 4or 5 mm max wich kind is it plz :D

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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 48767Post JoeSchaiper
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:48 am

Ok so I'm a long-time fan of AntsCanada but I am still new to identifying queen species. Now if pictures are needed I will try to provide them but my camera isn't the best. I've recently found two queens and I'm having trouble identifying them.. they are small.. No bigger than a pinkie finger nail, and are black with a dark brown shimmer on their abdomen. But when I found them I was standing on a sidewalk and noticed that there was at least 50 of them all scattering around on the sidewalk, so I'm almost positive the species is polygynous. All of the queens had no wings and none of them were males. But when I tried to keep the queens in the same container after I caught them they started to fight... the reason I want to know is becuase one of the two is doing extremely well but the other isn't showing promising signs.. So my question is.. if the species turns out to be one that is polygynous, could I mix the queens so that the queen that isn't doing well may have an easier time? (Sorry for my long post)

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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 48789Post idahoantgirl
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:57 am

Best to create your own post, otherwise they won't be seen well, or have room for discussion. Also yes, pics,measurements and location are crucial for ID's.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 51439Post Thildebrand
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:57 am

I'm just south of seattle wa anyone know what this ant is

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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 52023Post foulmensa
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:27 pm

imperialdefender wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:23 pm
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
Thanks for the link.

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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 52110Post AntsDakota
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:44 am

Dirmis wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:27 pm

i juste find that ant queen in my backward she is like 4or 5 mm max wich kind is it plz :D
Looks like Brachymyrmex, judging on the size.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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Aphaenoghaster queen and workers

Post: # 52288Post Antsonavlog
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:58 pm

Could anyone let me know what type of aphenoghaster this small colony is? thanks. :D

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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 52337Post SpaceFace
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:32 pm

I have caught an ant with a wing on a sunny day in mid September while I was digging. Then, it lost its other. I put it into a test tube setup and its not laying eggs. I don't know what species of ant it is. :| Please HELP!!!

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