Ant Queen ID

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DennyB
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Ant Queen ID

Post: # 38416Post DennyB
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:51 pm

Hi AC community, I recently caught this queen and I am pretty sure she is a Camponotus but could someone please confirm her. Also I've had her for three days now and she's been trying to get out pretty much every time I've checked up on her and she's always pulling on the cotton. I'm worried there's something wrong but not sure what so can anyone please help or maybe just calm my ant love worrying! Thanks so much guys!!

She's about 11-13mm

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DennyB
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Re: Ant Queen ID: Western Canada

Post: # 38451Post DennyB
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:24 am

Sorry guys, I forgot to mention that I'm located in Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Ant Queen ID

Post: # 38458Post Batspiderfish
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:09 pm

Can we get a picture of the front of the head? Is the measurement accurate?
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.

DennyB
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Re: Ant Queen ID

Post: # 38468Post DennyB
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:58 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:09 pm
Can we get a picture of the front of the head? Is the measurement accurate?
K no problem, I will later when I get home from work.

Thanks!

DennyB
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Re: Ant Queen ID

Post: # 38487Post DennyB
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:36 pm

Here's hopefully some better pics, I tried my best to highlight her head. Still digging away at the cotton too!

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Ant Queen ID

Post: # 38489Post Batspiderfish
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:41 pm

Thank you! Camponotus herculeanus.
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.

DennyB
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Re: Ant Queen ID

Post: # 38492Post DennyB
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:50 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:41 pm
Thank you! Camponotus herculeanus.
Great! Thank you Batspiderfish, much appreciated! Any ideas why she wants out or will this urge go away with time? I'm probably just overthinking it.

Delphie
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Re: Ant Queen ID

Post: # 38495Post Delphie
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:29 pm

Sometimes a drop of honey on a piece of tin foil helps them settle.

DennyB
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Re: Ant Queen ID

Post: # 38499Post DennyB
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:04 pm

Delphie wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:29 pm
Sometimes a drop of honey on a piece of tin foil helps them settle.
Ok worth a shot, thanks for the tip!

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