the winter queens

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antnest8
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the winter queens

Post: # 33638Post antnest8
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:52 pm

hi i found these queens under a log less than one inch apart. in 32 degrees Fahrenheit(hence the name). they are both about 8 mm (guess) and got me really exited.
Here is queen 1
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Here is queen 2
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I'm so exited
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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Re: ID Request

Post: # 33648Post Phoenix
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:13 am

Parasitic Lasius.
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antnest8
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Re: the winter queens

Post: # 33652Post antnest8
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:49 am

do you think queen 2 was the parasite of queen 1?
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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antnest8
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Re: the winter queens

Post: # 33661Post antnest8
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:10 am

I found another queen like queen 1
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keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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Batspiderfish
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Re: the winter queens

Post: # 33679Post Batspiderfish
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:28 pm

They are all Lasius umbratus queens.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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