Trap Jaw Mobile Alabama 6/7/18 2pm 13-14mm

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MrAntix
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Trap Jaw Mobile Alabama 6/7/18 2pm 13-14mm

Post: # 37081Post MrAntix
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:50 pm

Could some one tell me if this is a queen or a worker?

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah11/RootaMentary/trap2_zpsawce57c1.jpg

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah11/RootaMentary/trap1_zpsapoxpndh.jpg

Found in rotting leaves and undergrowth below a magnolia tree beside rotting pine stump.

SomeRandomAnt
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Re: Trap Jaw Mobile Alabama 6/7/18 2pm 13-14mm

Post: # 37083Post SomeRandomAnt
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:04 pm

It seems like a worker. But don’t lose hope! If there are workers, there are nuptial flights. Also i’m not an expert, so i can’t tell for sure, but usually queens have larger gasters! :D

MrAntix
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Re: Trap Jaw Mobile Alabama 6/7/18 2pm 13-14mm

Post: # 37084Post MrAntix
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:45 pm

SomeRandomAnt wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:04 pm
It seems like a worker. But don’t lose hope! If there are workers, there are nuptial flights. Also i’m not an expert, so i can’t tell for sure, but usually queens have larger gasters! :D
Any idea on when those nuptial flights might occur?

MrAntix
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Re: Trap Jaw Mobile Alabama 6/7/18 2pm 13-14mm

Post: # 37094Post MrAntix
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:35 pm

MrAntix wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:45 pm
SomeRandomAnt wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:04 pm
It seems like a worker. But don’t lose hope! If there are workers, there are nuptial flights. Also i’m not an expert, so i can’t tell for sure, but usually queens have larger gasters! :D
Any idea on when those nuptial flights might occur?
i have collect at least a dozen of these ants from a school yard 5 blocks away. i am pretty sure they are all workers since they were all out foraging very close to each other. I have compared them to the one i posted earlier and she is the same as them so def not a queen. I guess these are an invasive species also lol.

MrAntix
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Re: Trap Jaw Mobile Alabama 6/7/18 2pm 13-14mm

Post: # 37677Post MrAntix
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:48 pm

so there is not much data on nuptial activity in my area on this species. Anyone have any thoughts on when they might have their nuptial flights or how to catch a queen?

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