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Queen Ant Identification

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:39 pm
by AntEnthusiast7097
I just recently caught a queen ant in a test tube setup and I was wondering if this queen is in fact a queen ant, And if so, What Species is it?

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:30 pm
by Nj6000
AntEnthusiast7097 wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:39 pm
I just recently caught a queen ant in a test tube setup and I was wondering if this queen is in fact a queen ant, And if so, What Species is it?
Please provide photos

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:55 pm
by Proverbs66
Nj6000 wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:30 pm
AntEnthusiast7097 wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:39 pm
I just recently caught a queen ant in a test tube setup and I was wondering if this queen is in fact a queen ant, And if so, What Species is it?
Please provide photos
And measurement

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:36 am
by marksaenz
Hello we caught 3 Queen ants, all look different. Need help Identifying them please. Thanks again for inspiring kids to get outside and discover nature. All these ants were found by my 9 year old son!

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:02 pm
by Cirealfa
I need help identifying what species queen this is. She is 8 mm long. I caught her on a rainy day on June 8, 2018. At 9:00 on a rainy day.

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:36 pm
by phoenixmastm
Jumping in as well, caught a queen in my room. All I know is that it does NOT look like a Solenopsis genera.

Forgive the crap pic, only have the cam on my smartphone and she isn't very big (8mm at most, red & black with a red fading to black gaster).

What's throwing me off is that she has a squarish head.

https://s8.postimg.cc/god9o94id/20180616_221459.jpg

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:06 am
by Alpha199
All of you should just start your own post and actually embed the pictures in your post. This is why you haven't had anyone give you an answer. If you need to know how to post a picture there is a stickied post on how to do so.

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:07 pm
by AntsLuxembourg
Alpha199 wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:06 am
All of you should just start your own post and actually embed the pictures in your post. This is why you haven't had anyone give you an answer. If you need to know how to post a picture there is a stickied post on how to do so.
I think I should also say I need help with the identification of my 4 ants but haha I already made a post for that with 3 hopefully good enough pictures.

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:23 pm
by imperialdefender
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

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:52 am
by oboethefish
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.