Help Identifying Queen Ants.

Help with identifying the species your ants

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artulark
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Help Identifying Queen Ants.

Post: # 38001Post artulark
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:05 am

I caught a few ants today, one I know is a queen and the other I am unsure off. any help with identification would be amazing though! Thank you

https://imgur.com/6bkzJlU

https://imgur.com/C2rplBh
Keeper of:
2x Solenposis xyloni
2x Solenopsis amblychila
2x Pheidole sp.
3x Pogonomyrmex rugosus
1x Brachymyrmex patagonicus

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Help Identifying Queen Ants.

Post: # 38034Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:14 pm

We could use some more pictures, from different angles (the second image is focused on the background instead of the ant). I'm guessing the second queen is semi-claustral.
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artulark
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Re: Help Identifying Queen Ants.

Post: # 38040Post artulark
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:31 pm

Here are some more pictures as requested

Black Ant
https://imgur.com/dfe8GYB
https://imgur.com/7KlDMmC

Redish/Brown Ant
https://imgur.com/JOxmkbn
https://imgur.com/zyfnVRv
https://imgur.com/M0qe9z2
Keeper of:
2x Solenposis xyloni
2x Solenopsis amblychila
2x Pheidole sp.
3x Pogonomyrmex rugosus
1x Brachymyrmex patagonicus

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Help Identifying Queen Ants.

Post: # 38045Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:11 pm

Oh, sorry, we also need measurements!
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artulark
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Re: Help Identifying Queen Ants.

Post: # 38058Post artulark
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:28 pm

The black ant is right around 10-11 mm long
The Redish/brown ant is around 5 mm long
Keeper of:
2x Solenposis xyloni
2x Solenopsis amblychila
2x Pheidole sp.
3x Pogonomyrmex rugosus
1x Brachymyrmex patagonicus

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Help Identifying Queen Ants.

Post: # 38060Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:34 pm

Looks to me like Liometopum sp. and Solenopsis sp.
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artulark
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Re: Help Identifying Queen Ants.

Post: # 38062Post artulark
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:59 pm

Thank you a ton! I actually caught another queen today and would like to see about getting her identified as well.

https://imgur.com/BbWnOfb
https://imgur.com/xxX9xWF
https://imgur.com/PKnm0wi

She is about 11-12 mm long
Keeper of:
2x Solenposis xyloni
2x Solenopsis amblychila
2x Pheidole sp.
3x Pogonomyrmex rugosus
1x Brachymyrmex patagonicus

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Help Identifying Queen Ants.

Post: # 38072Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:05 pm

Pogonomyrmex rugosus
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Re: Help Identifying Queen Ants.

Post: # 38096Post NYAnts11
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:39 pm

:?: :?: :?: batspiderfish, Where did you get your knowledge for ants? Did you study entomology or myrmecology in college? Or possibly work as a entomologist/myrmecology/biologist? Or are you just self taught? :?: :?: :?:

I'm just curious because you're extremely knowledgeable, and always very informative; to include, very active on the forums which great for the community and I'm sure helps you learn new things as well.

As I always say when you drop some lines of information, Thanks again for the help! :D :D :D
2 Tetramorium Immigran Colonies #1 [40-50 workers] #2 [5-7 workers])
1 Lasius Neoniger Queen [waiting to lay after Hibernation]

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Re: Help Identifying Queen Ants.

Post: # 38106Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:10 pm

NYAnts11 wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:39 pm
:?: :?: :?: batspiderfish, Where did you get your knowledge for ants? Did you study entomology or myrmecology in college? Or possibly work as a entomologist/myrmecology/biologist? Or are you just self taught? :?: :?: :?:

I'm just curious because you're extremely knowledgeable, and always very informative; to include, very active on the forums which great for the community and I'm sure helps you learn new things as well.

As I always say when you drop some lines of information, Thanks again for the help! :D :D :D
Hello! I have done some college for biology/biotechnology, but proficiency with ant taxonomy only came from years of practice. I like this forum because the community is respectful and because they find plenty of ants to ID. It's also a great way to teach youngsters and new hobbyists how diverse their surroundings actually are! The world will soon be in desperate need of ecologists and environmental scientists.
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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