ID Help- It's Rainin' Queen in Colorado! Found 8/12

Help with identifying the species your ants

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ID Help- It's Rainin' Queen in Colorado! Found 8/12

Post: # 28928Post rrlohmeyer
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:17 pm

I think this hobby is going to be the thing that gets me into macrophotography. I need to get something better, I wish I could do better than these. If you want a link to the whole album with some other queens that I didn't direct link here, this is the album link, I picked the best of what I could do, with what I got. Thanks in advance anyone who can help ID.

Each of these are between 8-10mm in length.

Queen #1
Very dark in color, maybe not quite black. I suspect a formica of sorts.

Queen #2
Oragne-Red body with a near black thorax.

Queen #3
Dark reddish black

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Re: ID Help- It's Rainin' Queen in Colorado! Found 8/12

Post: # 28963Post Batspiderfish
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:35 pm

The ants on this page are claustral Formica spp., but sadly I wouldn't be able to identify them further with these pictures. Some of the other queens in your album look like Lasius. Be sure to assign appropriate measurements to each ant in the future. Thanks for embedding your images!
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