Polish Queen in need of identification. Plz. :)

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Graktos
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Polish Queen in need of identification. Plz. :)

Post: # 34059Post Graktos
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:25 pm

Hi iam from Poland and i got this queen in summer now eggs are getting big and i start to wonder what spicy of ant it is. Some help ?Image

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Jadeninja9
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Re: Polish Queen in need of identification. Plz. :)

Post: # 34060Post Jadeninja9
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:01 pm

She is of the Lasius genus
Keeper of:
1x Camponotus Hyatti
7x Lasius alienus colonies

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

Graktos
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Re: Polish Queen in need of identification. Plz. :)

Post: # 34061Post Graktos
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:09 pm

Thank you form fast help now i just wonder what kind of Lasius she is. I will try to make some more pictures to show her better. I was thinking she might be "Lasius niger" but after little reaserch i dont think so. Becouse Lacius Niger would have first workers in around 45 days but i have her for around 4 and half months and she still dont have any single worker yet and its about 120days now.
Last 2 months it was a winter but still i think larvay would grow but maybe iam wrong iam new at this.
Thanks for all the help beforehand.

Ps. Sory my eng sucks.

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Jadeninja9
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Re: Polish Queen in need of identification. Plz. :)

Post: # 34066Post Jadeninja9
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:34 am

Wait those big eggs are actually pupae. Pupae are the cocoons around the larvae. You'll be having workers soon. You should look up the life stages of ants.
Keeper of:
1x Camponotus Hyatti
7x Lasius alienus colonies

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

AntsDakota
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Re: Polish Queen in need of identification. Plz. :)

Post: # 34605Post AntsDakota
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:32 pm

I'd say Lasius niger, because they are the most common Lasius species in Europe. Also, queens sometimes eat their eggs if they get too stressed, and there are many other delays that could be keeping her workers from arriving. I've kept Lasius alienus before, and they grew to about 30 workers or so before they died for some reason. Lasius niger is also present here in South Dakota, so I hope to keep them as well. Good luck!
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