Species identification

Help with identifying the species your ants

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SubconsciousFish
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Species identification

Post: # 33681Post SubconsciousFish
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:19 am

Very new to ant keeping. I have been watching ants closely for about 2 months. Caught this one, very unfamiliar with it, first time seeing this large.
Was caught Jan 27,2018 weather was cool-warm about 2pm est. On palm tree. Approx 10mm could not measure due to not wanting to stress her out. I think it is Pseudomyrmex cf. gracilis queen. Please let me know what you think. If it is a queen, is this species claustral??

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Species identification

Post: # 33683Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:51 am

The species is right, but I can't tell if it is a queen or a worker from the underside.
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SubconsciousFish
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Re: Species identification

Post: # 33684Post SubconsciousFish
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:43 am

Okay I thought it was the other way around 😂 I'll try to steal a picture

SubconsciousFish
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Re: Species identification

Post: # 33690Post SubconsciousFish
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:18 pm

Okay caught another ant from a different location. Looks like a worker instead of a queen.

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