Help Identifying Queen Ants.

Help with identifying the species your ants

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artulark
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Re: Help Identifying Queen Ants.

Post: # 38231Post artulark
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:03 am

Caught a new queen tonight crawling on the floor as I was getting ready to walk out the door at work. Was kinda shocked with it being 11PM at the time

Shes 6 mm in length.

https://imgur.com/4PCwpkv
https://imgur.com/29EK6A2
https://imgur.com/VHFZZvk
Keeper of:
2x Solenposis xyloni
2x Solenopsis amblychila
2x Pheidole sp.
3x Pogonomyrmex rugosus
1x Brachymyrmex patagonicus

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Re: Help Identifying Queen Ants.

Post: # 38236Post NYAnts11
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:11 am

I only know a few species of ants. Not sure what this one is, though it is hard to see details with those photos. Maybe someone else can help you. Good luck and congrats.

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Re: Help Identifying Queen Ants.

Post: # 38239Post NYAnts11
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:21 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
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.
More curiosity, hope you don't mind batspiderfish, but I was wondering what's your favorite species of ant world wide and locally? And why?
Also, whats favorite species to keep and why?

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Re: Help Identifying Queen Ants.

Post: # 38270Post Batspiderfish
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:53 pm

artulark wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:03 am
Caught a new queen tonight crawling on the floor as I was getting ready to walk out the door at work. Was kinda shocked with it being 11PM at the time

Shes 6 mm in length.

https://imgur.com/4PCwpkv
https://imgur.com/29EK6A2
https://imgur.com/VHFZZvk
Probably another Pheidole sp., but it's hard to identify ants when all the pictures are from the same angle.
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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Re: Help Identifying Queen Ants.

Post: # 38272Post Batspiderfish
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:03 pm

NYAnts11 wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:21 am
More curiosity, hope you don't mind batspiderfish, but I was wondering what's your favorite species of ant world wide and locally? And why?
Also, whats favorite species to keep and why?
Definitely Lasius. They are common in the Northern Hemisphere, generally easy to keep, they have lots of interesting behaviors like carton-building and aphid farming, and if you ever get bored with them there are lots of social parasite species to try (some of which have never been kept before.) There's no ant which is objectively more interesting to keep than another, so long as they are suitable for captivity.

I have a small colony of Lasius umbratus, and I am trying to get a Lasius latipes colony started as well, although I am still waiting to see after two years if the queen is mated. I'm trying to get a Lasius nearcticus queen off the ground -- she is yet to lay any eggs.
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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Re: Help Identifying Queen Ants.

Post: # 39117Post artulark
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:48 am

I have a new queen that need identifying, she is around 10 mm in length, I caught her at work chilling on top of a box at around 9 pm today.



https://imgur.com/YF4yCCf
https://imgur.com/hhA0KL8
https://imgur.com/UhwB4Ma
https://imgur.com/zM4IkFK
https://imgur.com/yJXeTdv

Thank you for your time.
Keeper of:
2x Solenposis xyloni
2x Solenopsis amblychila
2x Pheidole sp.
3x Pogonomyrmex rugosus
1x Brachymyrmex patagonicus

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Re: Help Identifying Queen Ants.

Post: # 39118Post TheRealAntMan
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:51 am

Camponotus sp.?
Currently keeping:
C. Pennsylvanicus
Founding:
Formica Pallidefulva

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Re: Help Identifying Queen Ants.

Post: # 39122Post artulark
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:14 am

Maybe, to me, she looks like either a Linepithema humile or maybe a Forelius sp. but due to my inexperience I really don't know myself.
Keeper of:
2x Solenposis xyloni
2x Solenopsis amblychila
2x Pheidole sp.
3x Pogonomyrmex rugosus
1x Brachymyrmex patagonicus

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