Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

Help with identifying the species your ants

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TheRealAntMan
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Re: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

Post: # 37069Post TheRealAntMan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:29 pm

Looks like Monomorium minimum.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

PTasker15
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Re: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

Post: # 37070Post PTasker15
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:36 pm

No-Head,Jaws,And Antennea Don't Match Up With M.Minimum.
Her Mandibles Appear To Be Kind Of Long.I Know Its A Long Shot But I'm Saying A Solenopsis Sp.
Ive almost Quit ant keeping,Just here to help with the withering wisdom.

It was a Nice 4 Years! :)

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

Post: # 37071Post TheRealAntMan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:03 pm

Look at the workers pointed gaster. Matches up with the species characteristics for a nanatic. Definitely M. Minimum.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

Stragix
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Re: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

Post: # 37185Post Stragix
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:51 am

Thanks everyone. They are thriving, I'm working on a DIY formicarium now. Also captured a black carpenter ant queen with 5 larva while chopping firewood. She was none too happy to be disturbed but has settled in to her test tube nicely. This is my first year keeping ants, I've been reading and doing research since last fall. So far it looks like it's going to be a good year.

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