Queen ID, Western Texas

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SouthWesternAnts
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Location: El Paso, Texas

Queen ID, Western Texas

Post: # 30673Post SouthWesternAnts
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:24 am

I caught multiple of these queens about 2 months ago and some have majors now, but the one in the pictures has nanitics. She is around 7-9mm in length(first 3 pictures) and I'm unsure what she is, but she looks like a smaller version of a pheidole I caught 3 months ago that was much larger at 12-14mm in length(Shown in the last picture). They were caught in western part of Texas.

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Local Ant Colonies:
Pogonomyrmex rugosus
Pogonomyrmex barbatus
Pogonomyrmex californicus
Myrmecocystus mimicus
Pheidole sp
Dorymyrmex insanus
Solenopsis sp
Crematogaster sp
Selling Ants in Fabens, Tx near El Paso, Tx

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Re: ID Request

Post: # 30674Post Phoenix
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:21 pm

Pheidole Comes In Varies Sizes.
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SouthWesternAnts
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Location: El Paso, Texas

Re: Queen ID, Western Texas

Post: # 30682Post SouthWesternAnts
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:34 pm

Thanks, that's what I thought they were but I needed confirmation. I want to sell some of these eventually so I wanted to know the exact species, but my camera work isn't great enough to identify the specific pheidole species.
Local Ant Colonies:
Pogonomyrmex rugosus
Pogonomyrmex barbatus
Pogonomyrmex californicus
Myrmecocystus mimicus
Pheidole sp
Dorymyrmex insanus
Solenopsis sp
Crematogaster sp
Selling Ants in Fabens, Tx near El Paso, Tx

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Re: Queen ID, Western Texas

Post: # 30729Post Martialis
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:38 pm

Agreed.
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