Help identifying two queens.

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WhiteRose94
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Help identifying two queens.

Post: # 36126Post WhiteRose94
Sun May 20, 2018 12:15 am

This is the first one. Since these pics have been taken she has laid about 5 or 6 eggs.

http://s50.photobucket.com/user/White_Rose_94/Ant%20Keeping/First%20Queen/story

This is the second queen. She too has laid about 5 or 6 eggs.

http://s50.photobucket.com/user/White_Rose_94/Ant%20Keeping/Second%20Queen/story

I believe they may be the same species of Formica, but I'm new to the hobby so IDK yet.
If it helps, they are both 10 mm in length.
I know pics aren't perfect quality but that's the best I can do for now, sorry.

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AntNoobster
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Re: Help identifying two queens.

Post: # 36127Post AntNoobster
Sun May 20, 2018 2:23 am

post on ant identification centre forum but i think its cremotgaster
"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest." Proverbs 6:6-8


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Batspiderfish
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Re: Help identifying two queens.

Post: # 36137Post Batspiderfish
Sun May 20, 2018 8:10 am

You need to add a location as well.
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WhiteRose94
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Re: Help identifying two queens.

Post: # 36145Post WhiteRose94
Sun May 20, 2018 11:08 am

AntNoobster wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 2:23 am
post on ant identification centre forum but i think its cremotgaster
It's in the Ant Species Identification Center. Its where I made the post originally. I haven't seen a cremotgaster before, though this is the first time I've caught any queens at all.
Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 8:10 am
You need to add a location as well.
Sorry, I caught them in West Virginia.

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Help identifying two queens.

Post: # 36150Post Batspiderfish
Sun May 20, 2018 2:33 pm

Two Camponotus chromaiodes queens.
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WhiteRose94
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Re: Help identifying two queens.

Post: # 36155Post WhiteRose94
Sun May 20, 2018 3:35 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 2:33 pm
Two Camponotus chromaiodes queens.
Camponotus is what I was originally hoping to get, so if they are in fact that, I am excited lol. :mrgreen:

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