Can't Identify this Queen!

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Ace322
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Can't Identify this Queen!

Post: # 33724Post Ace322
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:15 am

I caught this queen last year really late in the season (it went straight into hibernation) and has just started laying eggs. Ever since I've been trying to identify it with no luck. I have a suspicion that its lasius flavus but I'm not sure. I caught it on Long Island, New York.
I can't really remember what month I caught her but I thought I missed my chance to catch a queen. I've been feeding it honey just in case its is semi-claustral Any help is welcome! P.S Tell me if the picture doesn't work its my first time doing this
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Ace322
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Re: Can't Identify this Queen!

Post: # 33725Post Ace322
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:17 am

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9BR1wa8O9WiR05ncl80V0xEMUY5dFJOalNaWVY1LW5fNFM0

If not I think this one should work

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Phoenix
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 33730Post Phoenix
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:03 pm

Either Formica, Lasius or Prenolepis imparis.
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Jadeninja9
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 33780Post Jadeninja9
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:40 pm

Phoenix wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:03 pm
Either Formica, Lasius or Prenolepis imparis.
Prenolepis only fly from around Jan - May
Keeper of:
1x Camponotus Hyatti
7x Lasius alienus colonies

Founding:
1x Prenolepis imparis queen
1x Tetramorium immigrans
1x Camponotus cf. clarithorax

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Re: Can't Identify this Queen!

Post: # 33781Post Jadeninja9
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:40 pm

The queen isn't semi-claustral so don't feed anymore honey.
Keeper of:
1x Camponotus Hyatti
7x Lasius alienus colonies

Founding:
1x Prenolepis imparis queen
1x Tetramorium immigrans
1x Camponotus cf. clarithorax

Ace322
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Re: Can't Identify this Queen!

Post: # 33798Post Ace322
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:12 pm

I live in the United States East Coast, forgot to mention. So our summers is June/July

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Jadeninja9
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Re: Can't Identify this Queen!

Post: # 33802Post Jadeninja9
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:11 pm

Ace322 wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:12 pm
I live in the United States East Coast, forgot to mention. So our summers is June/July
oh nice
Keeper of:
1x Camponotus Hyatti
7x Lasius alienus colonies

Founding:
1x Prenolepis imparis queen
1x Tetramorium immigrans
1x Camponotus cf. clarithorax

Ace322
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Location: Long Island

Re: Can't Identify this Queen!

Post: # 33815Post Ace322
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:58 am

So its not a Prenolepis imparis queen? It started becoming more active about 2 weeks ago which I'm pretty sure is early right? This is my first queen and I'm fairly new at this. I've just really been trying to identify it on location in the world and looks.

Ace322
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Re: Can't Identify this Queen!

Post: # 34050Post Ace322
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:28 pm

Jadeninja9 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:40 pm
The queen isn't semi-claustral so don't feed anymore honey.
How can you tell if the queen is semi-claustral?Is there some distinct mark or shape on their bodies? It would really help me narrow down future species of ants I find. Still unsure of the species as well. But the workers have yet to hatch.

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Re: Can't Identify this Queen!

Post: # 34053Post Jadeninja9
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:37 pm

Ace322 wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:28 pm
Jadeninja9 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:40 pm
The queen isn't semi-claustral so don't feed anymore honey.
How can you tell if the queen is semi-claustral?Is there some distinct mark or shape on their bodies? It would really help me narrow down future species of ants I find. Still unsure of the species as well. But the workers have yet to hatch.
No, you just know based on the species. For instance, we know that all Camponotus ants are claustral. Therefore they're not semi-claustral. You know if the queen is semi-claustral or not by identifying her species. You have the whole internet at your disposal, so maybe you should do some research on this subject
Keeper of:
1x Camponotus Hyatti
7x Lasius alienus colonies

Founding:
1x Prenolepis imparis queen
1x Tetramorium immigrans
1x Camponotus cf. clarithorax

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