Identifying Workers for Lasius Umbratus Queen

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Dinoff
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Identifying Workers for Lasius Umbratus Queen

Post: # 36283Post Dinoff
Wed May 23, 2018 8:41 pm

I need help IDing these two ladies to see if they or their sisters in my backyard would be suitable for my Lasius Umbratus queen.
Thanks

My camera is pretty crap so please forgive the low quality.

Worker 1 (colony is in my lawn next to my deck which gets afternoon sun)
https://ibb.co/gVM1rT
https://ibb.co/kgwCy8
https://ibb.co/gtOQJ8

Worker 2 (have not found her home yet unless she is camponatus then she is living in my deck)
https://ibb.co/k9nVko
https://ibb.co/giMZBT

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Identifying Workers for Lasius Umbratus Queen

Post: # 36284Post Batspiderfish
Wed May 23, 2018 9:42 pm

You'll be looking for something smaller than these Formica and Camponotus workers.
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.

Dinoff
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Re: Identifying Workers for Lasius Umbratus Queen

Post: # 36285Post Dinoff
Wed May 23, 2018 10:08 pm

Well crap. Not sure what i am looking for then as the other ants are what i believe to be Tetramorium and some other variety that is even smaller and harder to get on camera. I read though your guide on introducing brood and workers so I understand that concept. How should I care for her until I can find the right workers?

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Re: Identifying Workers for Lasius Umbratus Queen

Post: # 36286Post Batspiderfish
Wed May 23, 2018 10:24 pm

Feed her sugar water every once in a while, and she should be fine.
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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