Identification Help

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Identification Help

Post: # 32191Post katdaily710
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:12 pm

Okay so I've had this colony for a good few months. I never got the queen identified [not sure why, it just slipped my mind], and now she's been hidden away in their test tube with sand and dirt they've built a tiny nest out of.

I found a video from before that though and towards the end it shows very clear shots of the workers, though she's harder to see.

The workers are small but they have a bit of polymorphism going on. The smaller ones are about 1-1.5mm and the larger ones are around 2-ishmm. The queen, if I remember correctly, is probably about 4-5mm. I found her on a sidewalk in...I want to say June/July? in Pensacola, Florida.

I thought they might be solenopsis invicta, but the queen didn't look like the sol. inv. queen I've owned before, and the workers are a very dark color. Almost black, even in bright light.

I'll try to get better pictures if I can, if no one can figure it out.

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Re: ID Request

Post: # 32195Post Phoenix
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:48 pm

Solenopsis Sp.
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Re: Identification Help

Post: # 32209Post Batspiderfish
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:53 am

S. invicta

Videos may be good at capturing Arin and Danny, but they're pretty lousy for identification because of the awful resolution compared to photographs.
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