Identification Assistance?

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MalCeren
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Location: Spokane

Identification Assistance?

Post: # 35467Post MalCeren
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:44 pm

I found this gorgeous lady wandering my kitchen and had to rescue her from my cat. Due to her size I thought she might be a Camponotus Queen given the time of year but I'm very new and want to be sure I know what species I'm dealing with should she happen to be fertilized (I am truly hoping I'm not nutty and she is a queen please correct me if I am wrong). She is feisty and a heck of a climber, she is trying to tear up the cotton, I've put her in a dark drawer in my room and plan to ignore her for at least 2-3 months before checking on her again. I want to make sure her conditions are optimal first, any info and assistance in her care would be greatly appreciated. If you need more pictures please let me know.

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MalCeren
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Re: Identification Assistance?

Post: # 35470Post MalCeren
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:09 pm

I realized it would be helpful to tell you I'm in Washington Spokane area.

Mortamir
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Location: Washington

Re: Identification Assistance?

Post: # 35474Post Mortamir
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:39 pm

Measure her and reply. When and where. Give the absolutely as much info as possible.

Most likely it is a Camponotus Moduc. But we I would not I'd without more info. Try to get a picture with a lot more light and the info required.

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

MalCeren
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Location: Spokane

Re: Identification Assistance?

Post: # 35475Post MalCeren
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:52 pm

She is a little over 1/2 an inch about 1.3 centimeters
I am in Spokane Washington and I literally found her today so April 27th
She appears to me at least to be mostly black with some reddish brown tint on her legs. I got the best pictures I could but all I have is my phone so they are not 100% awesome. I got as much light as I could so I hope it helps.

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Mortamir
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Re: Identification Assistance?

Post: # 35476Post Mortamir
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:02 pm

Definitely camponotus. Which species can't tell from pics,

Just keep her in a dark quiet place and check on her in month.

She should have eggs by then.
Don't bug her, she doesn't need any food.
Keeper of:
Camponotus Laevigatus
Formica sp.
Lasius Flavus
Camponotus Modoc
Polyrhacis Dives
Camponotus friedae

MalCeren
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Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:13 am
Location: Spokane

Re: Identification Assistance?

Post: # 35501Post MalCeren
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:40 am

Good enough for me as long as O got Camponotus correct. She's already in a dark place room temp. I'll peek in a month or so they are pretty slow growing so maybe 2 months.

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