Queen Caught Feb 1 3:15 pm

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Jadeninja9
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Queen Caught Feb 1 3:15 pm

Post: # 33765Post Jadeninja9
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:16 am

Location: Sf Bay Area, California
Measurements: Didn’t take any as I’m not home
Color: Dark brown/black
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I think it’s Lasius sp. but I want to know the specific species.
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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antnest8
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Re: Queen Caught Feb 1 3:15 pm

Post: # 33769Post antnest8
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:22 pm

how did you catch it because i never heard of lasuis flying in winter
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
and 8 founding lasius queens

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Re: Queen Caught Feb 1 3:15 pm

Post: # 33771Post Jadeninja9
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:27 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:22 pm
how did you catch it because i never heard of lasuis flying in winter
Right now it’s mid-high 60 degree weather. The trees are already blooming. Spring has come early this year. As I’m writing this it is 74 degrees.
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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antnest8
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Re: Queen Caught Feb 1 3:15 pm

Post: # 33788Post antnest8
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:01 am

oh if only i had that nice of winters.
(note to self: someday try to live in California)
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
and 8 founding lasius queens

jonathan21700
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Re: Queen Caught Feb 1 3:15 pm

Post: # 33817Post jonathan21700
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:00 pm

Myrmecocystus sp.

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Jadeninja9
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Re: Queen Caught Feb 1 3:15 pm

Post: # 33820Post Jadeninja9
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:10 pm

jonathan21700 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:00 pm
Myrmecocystus sp.
Haha no lol. I think it’s actually Prenolepis imparis with a darker color than usual. The males are really small.
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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