I can't figure out if this is a queen...

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AntTaco
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I can't figure out if this is a queen...

Post: # 34880Post AntTaco
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:22 pm

So i am a starting anthologies wanting to study ants. I found a ant that looked like a Monomorium minimum ant species, or Little black ant (would love to know if they reproduce there queens like other black ants), but it started to pull on its cotton trying to get out of the so said "test tube" i made for it (i check it every few days because first [maby] queen because i am very worried). So i am now afraid of if it is a type of carpenter ant species, and if so (+ is a queen), havoc could be put upon my house, because I know that carpenter ants pull at cotton, same as fire ants, and i don't want it to escape. So last question, should i move it to a dirt setup in a little bottle or just wait till i get proper test tubes?


Sorry for all the questions and here is link to pic https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=70f4f288b6&view=att&th=1629826deb943bdc&attid=0.1&disp=safe&realattid=16298264f1cd187542b1&zw

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Re: I can't figure out if this is a queen...

Post: # 34930Post antnest8
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:39 pm

for photos you can get a Flickr or Imigur account. also one carpenter ant most likely won't do anything to my house. i lost a carpenter ant queen in my house and no ants yet :D (still have not told my mom about that though :? :lol: ) also the size is how you can tell the difference between carpenter ants and most other ants. finally here is a video on how you can find out if the ant is a queen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXs9BLdgoBY
keeper of
1 lasius umbratus
8 tetremorium queens
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

AntTaco
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Re: I can't figure out if this is a queen...

Post: # 34991Post AntTaco
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:27 pm

ok, thank you. I have changed its holding setup to a vial (little blurry though), and started to see little workers (only one though :) )

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Re: I can't figure out if this is a queen...

Post: # 35056Post AntTaco
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:59 pm

Welp, queen (and maby worker) died. I was sad but i am getting proper test tube matereals next week to house a new one :D .

R.I.P ant queen + worker 2018 - 2018

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antnest8
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Re: I can't figure out if this is a queen...

Post: # 35071Post antnest8
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:48 am

sorry that they died especially if it was a queen
keeper of
1 lasius umbratus
8 tetremorium queens
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

AntTaco
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Re: I can't figure out if this is a queen...

Post: # 35085Post AntTaco
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:46 pm

Ya, it was sad... but i will use this one for ant questions and good luck on your restarting camponotus queen Antnest8!

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Re: I can't figure out if this is a queen...

Post: # 35087Post antnest8
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:58 pm

thanks you can see all her troubles in my journal.
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=5551
keeper of
1 lasius umbratus
8 tetremorium queens
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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