California queen ID

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BleedingRaindrops
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California queen ID

Post: # 37144Post BleedingRaindrops
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:29 pm

I was lucky to spot this girl crawling around at a mtg shop and scooped her up. It's only been a week and already she's shed her wings and laid lots of eggs.

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A few more images: https://imgur.com/a/0BJYbzo
Captured: Jun 1st, 29 palms California
8mm length, red brown head and thorax with very dark brown gaster. No visible petiole node.
Examining my book she looks most like Tapinoma, but I'm hoping for some more experienced eyes. Also she really freaked out when I exposed her to the light so hopefully more images are not needed.
Ants kept
Nylanderia sp.
Camponotus sp.
Paratrechina Longicornis
Pheidole sp.

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Batspiderfish
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Re: California queen ID

Post: # 37147Post Batspiderfish
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:28 pm

Dorymyrmex bicolor
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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BleedingRaindrops
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Re: California queen ID

Post: # 37155Post BleedingRaindrops
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:07 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:28 pm
Dorymyrmex bicolor
Sweet, thanks. I've seen a lot of these guys crawling around; they should be fun to keep.
Ants kept
Nylanderia sp.
Camponotus sp.
Paratrechina Longicornis
Pheidole sp.

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