Flagstaff Arizona Queens

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TorreyG
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Location: Arizona

Flagstaff Arizona Queens

Post: # 37906Post TorreyG
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:06 am

Hey guys, I'm not 100% sure if these are Camponotus or not, but I believe they have their first eggs! So I guess I really do need to know what they are now. Found in flagstaff this week. Today is the first rain we've gotten in probably 5 months. So I'll be back out looking soon. Thanks ahead of time for your help.

Edit: Telling me I've hit the attachment quota? Not really sure so I'll provide a screen cap of my image from Gyazo.

Possible Camponotus Queen: https://i.gyazo.com/22645b9e891491564208ea89b0b5bff7.png

CatsnAnts
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Location: United States, Indiana

Re: Flagstaff Arizona Queens

Post: # 37907Post CatsnAnts
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:57 am

That queen ant is actually a tetramorium immigran or aka a pavement ant. I have just recently found TONS of them because now is a popular time for them to fly, they are a good species to keep because they grow very fast unlike Camponotus.
Founding:
x1 Camponotus subbarbatus
x6 Tetramorium immigrans
x1 Formica pallidelfulva
x1 unknown sp.

I just love cats and ants...

TorreyG
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Location: Arizona

Re: Flagstaff Arizona Queens

Post: # 37990Post TorreyG
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:49 am

Wow! Thank you so much for the info. The only time I seen a similar color was camponotus. The more you know. Yeah I've seen probably next to 30 by now. I'm hoping after our recent rain I can find a different family of ant queen.

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