Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

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Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

Post: # 36919Post Stragix
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:56 pm

As I was making rounds in my yard yesterday trying to diminish the fire ant mounds, I happened to notice several dozen nests of tiny black ants. I dug one up and captured the queen and a few workers. They are tiny, the workers are about 1mm and the queen is 4-5mm These were captured in Central NC. ID help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

Post: # 36920Post Stragix
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:58 pm

Having problems with the pic

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Re: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

Post: # 36921Post Stragix
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:02 pm

Image

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Re: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

Post: # 36984Post Stragix
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:51 pm

She is doing well in captivity and is eating. Hard to tell with my weak eyes but I believe she has brood. Macro lens for my phone should be here tomorrow so I'm hoping to get better pics.

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Re: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

Post: # 36987Post Stragix
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:27 pm

I think I found it. Monomorium minimum, perhaps?

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Re: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

Post: # 36999Post Batspiderfish
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:08 am

We cannot see the picture.
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Re: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

Post: # 37033Post Stragix
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:11 pm

Try this one. https://imgur.com/a/JDcZVZD

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Re: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

Post: # 37039Post Batspiderfish
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:06 pm

Probably Monomorium, but it's hard to tell from the one angle.
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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Re: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

Post: # 37048Post Stragix
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:34 am

Thanks. I'll have better pictures tomorrow.

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Re: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

Post: # 37068Post Stragix
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:24 pm

https://imgur.com/a/Y5W4DGf

https://i.imgur.com/OZlgNoN.jpg

These should be somewhat better.

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