Queen ID Tampa, Fl caught 5/18/2018.

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JustinC621
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Location: Tampa, Florida

Queen ID Tampa, Fl caught 5/18/2018.

Post: # 36250Post JustinC621
Tue May 22, 2018 8:08 pm

Hello All! I am brand new at this. AntsCanada videos got me hooked! I actually recently purchased a Camponotus from the GAN Project as well so thanks to AC for that!!!

So, I caught some other queens. I actually seen a whole bunch of these on my wall around my wall around 10:30pm on 5/18. I test tubed 9 of them with 5 of them laying eggs at this point. One even ripped off her wings after tubing her! Awesome!!! Not exactly sure what they are but I am thinking from looking around that they may be Dorymyrmex Bureni?

They are ~6mm long. Here are the best pictures I could get. After a few with just the ceiling light on I tried a brighter light to get better pics in which you can see her rushing to pick up her eggs and moving them under the edge of the cotton to protect them.

These pics are actually from the night I caught them before any had laid eggs. Files are too large so here are links.
https://ibb.co/gJHOd8
https://ibb.co/eUozko
https://ibb.co/gR51y8
https://ibb.co/cCDX5o
https://ibb.co/cEm8d8

These pics are from about 20 minutes ago.
https://ibb.co/cEQ7T8
https://ibb.co/b6kkFo
https://ibb.co/h2JGMT
https://ibb.co/gBOi1T
https://ibb.co/h6AkFo
https://ibb.co/eRf7T8
https://ibb.co/mvd5Fo
https://ibb.co/mfyST8

Thanks in advance AC Fam!

PTasker15
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Re: Queen ID Tampa, Fl caught 5/18/2018.

Post: # 38542Post PTasker15
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:05 am

Dorymyrmex Bureni
Colonies:
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtum
1 Crematogaster Biroi
Founding:
3 Camponotus Deciepens
7 Camponotus Ceastaus
1 Strumigenys Rogeri
1 Dormyrmex Bureni
6 Nylanderia Terricola
4 Brachymyrmex Pataginicus
Dream Species-Atta Texana

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Queen ID Tampa, Fl caught 5/18/2018.

Post: # 38581Post Batspiderfish
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:46 pm

Agreed!
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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