Queen and some workers need help with identification

Help with identifying the species your ants

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Antmanmike
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Queen and some workers need help with identification

Post: # 33932Post Antmanmike
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:31 am

I recently caught a queen that was about to be killed by liquid ant bait I scooped up a couple of workers as well and I'm trying to help them recolonize and also as my first colony of ants I'm really excited about this I have them in a test tube set-up with a small Nest I ordered on the way but I have no idea what type of ants I currently have and I really would like some help I've taken a couple of pictures but cannot upload here so feel free to email me and I can send you the pictures slim.holmes.mh@gmail.com

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Re: Queen and some workers need help with identification

Post: # 33934Post Jadeninja9
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:33 am

Watchu gotta do is sign up with Imgur.com. Then, you upload an image on the website. Then you copy the BBcode of that image and paste it in here. I think if you go to the FAQ section of the forum it explains how to do it.
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Antmanmike
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Re: Queen and some workers need help with identification

Post: # 33941Post Antmanmike
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:46 pm

Antmanmike wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:31 am
I recently caught a queen that was about to be killed by liquid ant bait I scooped up a couple of workers as well and I'm trying to help them recolonize and also as my first colony of ants I'm really excited about this I have them in a test tube set-up with a small Nest I ordered on the way but I have no idea what type of ants I currently have and I really would like some help I've taken a couple of pictures but cannot upload here so feel free to email me and I can send you the pictures slim.holmes.mh@gmail.com
https://imgur.com/XXd2Zeh

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Re: Queen and some workers need help with identification

Post: # 33969Post antnest8
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:13 am

are you sure that they are the same species and colony?
and how long have they been together in the test tube?
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Antmanmike
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Re: Queen and some workers need help with identification

Post: # 33972Post Antmanmike
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:52 am

Ya there the same they been together for about a month

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Re: Queen and some workers need help with identification

Post: # 33976Post Jadeninja9
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:50 am

I haven't done enough research to be able to identify it lol sorry
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Antmanmike
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Re: Queen and some workers need help with identification

Post: # 33977Post Antmanmike
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:01 pm

I do believe they are Argentine ants from the research that I've done Linepithema humile

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Re: Queen and some workers need help with identification

Post: # 33978Post Jadeninja9
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:20 pm

Antmanmike wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:01 pm
I do believe they are Argentine ants from the research that I've done Linepithema humile
Argentine ants are black/brown. That queen looks like it has some orange in it.
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1x Camponotus cf. clarithorax

Antmanmike
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Re: Queen and some workers need help with identification

Post: # 33983Post Antmanmike
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:55 pm

Well feel free to Google Queen Argentine ants and compare them to the photo everything that I've research says that these are Argentine ants if you have any other sources let me know I would love to look into it

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Re: Queen and some workers need help with identification

Post: # 33991Post Jadeninja9
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:14 pm

You need better pictures for proper ID.
This is your queen:
Image
She has that very light brown coloration on her thorax and a black gaster. Her head is also light brown.

This is an Argentine queen:
Image

Argentine ant queens are pure brown and don’t have multiple colors.
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Founding:
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1x Camponotus cf. clarithorax

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