Queen ant identification

Help with identifying the species your ants

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Ryderw
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Queen ant identification

Post: # 36125Post Ryderw
Sun May 20, 2018 12:12 am

I am just starting ant keeping and found this ant this last week(5/17/18). She was in the ground trying to start a new colony after her nuptial flight and I dug her up.I am desperate to find out what kind she is as she started to lay eggs. Here are the pics hope you can get a good look my phone didn't want to focus on her in the tube and I didn't want to keep her out too long and have her eat her eggs! :shock:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/15eKosZvrMgMVTEC7CUtEct4lOg-o5t7f/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NfqcBa_TTdi0pq2e4b6mULx4ugjJ876_/view?usp=sharing

PS: She was found in North America Florida
Keeper of:

Odontomachus relictus *VERY rare from what I heard*

Test tubed Forelius pruinosus *also a very uncommon ant species kept because of them having unknown flights luckily i just happened to come across her*

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Batspiderfish
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Location: Maine

Re: Queen ant identification

Post: # 36138Post Batspiderfish
Sun May 20, 2018 8:12 am

Don't forget your measurement in millimeters.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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