Help Id'ing Queen Ant in Houston, TX

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SpartAnt
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Help Id'ing Queen Ant in Houston, TX

Post: # 34507Post SpartAnt
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:00 pm

Hi everyone. First time posting here. This is a great forum for ant lovers! I was wondering if any of you could identify this ant species. I'm new to collecting and raising ants and could use the help! Thanks!


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CherrieEvolved
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Re: Help Id'ing Queen Ant in Houston, TX

Post: # 34511Post CherrieEvolved
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:55 am

Whats the length in mm?
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SpartAnt
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Re: Help Id'ing Queen Ant in Houston, TX

Post: # 34515Post SpartAnt
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:06 pm

around 8 mm

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antnest8
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Re: Help Id'ing Queen Ant in Houston, TX

Post: # 34526Post antnest8
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:24 am

looks like solinopsis
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CherrieEvolved
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Re: Help Id'ing Queen Ant in Houston, TX

Post: # 34527Post CherrieEvolved
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:25 am

Looks like Novomessor. Your ant is definitely semi-claustral. Feed her! :)
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Myrmica Sp

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1x Camponotus Sp

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