Queen ID Washington

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Mortamir
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Location: Washington

Queen ID Washington

Post: # 34495Post Mortamir
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:00 pm

Hoping to get some help IDing this queen would be great.
Western Washington
12 mm
Caught 07/2017.

They did great through the winter.


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Keeper of:
Camponotus Laevigatus
Formica sp.
Lasius Flavus
Camponotus Modoc
Polyrhacis Dives
Camponotus friedae

CherrieEvolved
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Joined: Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:39 am
Location: Seattle

Re: Queen ID Washington

Post: # 34499Post CherrieEvolved
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:17 pm

Looks like a Camponotus, a bit small though. Not sure!
Hello from WA!
Keeper of:
Formica Sp
Myrmica Sp

Founding:
4x Formica Sp
1x Camponotus Sp

Mortamir
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Location: Washington

Re: Queen ID Washington

Post: # 34707Post Mortamir
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:42 pm

So I feed my Camponotus Modoc some Dubai x-small roaches tonight and they loved it. They were more active than I have ever seen them. The Moduc with 8 workers I put the roach in there alive and it was a battle! They queen even came out of her tube to check it out. Lots of posturing.
Keeper of:
Camponotus Laevigatus
Formica sp.
Lasius Flavus
Camponotus Modoc
Polyrhacis Dives
Camponotus friedae

PwnerPie
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Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Queen ID Washington

Post: # 34713Post PwnerPie
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:44 am

Mortamir wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:42 pm
So I feed my Camponotus Modoc some Dubai x-small roaches tonight and they loved it. They were more active than I have ever seen them. The Moduc with 8 workers I put the roach in there alive and it was a battle! They queen even came out of her tube to check it out. Lots of posturing.
Dang! LIVE!? Any ants die?
Keeper of:
Formica Sp
Camponotus Sp
Myrmica Sp

Founding:
3x Myrmica Sp
1x Camponotus Sp

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antnest8
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Location: Detroit, MI

Re: Queen ID Washington

Post: # 34727Post antnest8
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:01 pm

it is definitely camponotus
keeper of
1 lasius umbratus
8 tetremorium queens
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

Delphie
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Location: Castlegar, BC

Re: Queen ID Washington

Post: # 34785Post Delphie
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:28 pm

Could be C. hyatti. The area where found and size is right.

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antnest8
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Re: Queen ID Washington

Post: # 34795Post antnest8
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:46 am

the queens thorax is not red enough
keeper of
1 lasius umbratus
8 tetremorium queens
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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