Alaskan Ant ID Request

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Alpha199
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Alaskan Ant ID Request

Post: # 38426Post Alpha199
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:36 am

I found this possible queen carpenter while on a foot patrol in Anchorage. Sorry I dont have a measurement. It's not small?
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Re: Alaskan Ant ID Request

Post: # 38465Post Batspiderfish
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:50 pm

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.

Alpha199
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Re: Alaskan Ant ID Request

Post: # 38500Post Alpha199
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:22 pm

It is a queen though? Isn't it late to be finding queens?

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Re: Alaskan Ant ID Request

Post: # 38501Post Batspiderfish
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:27 pm

Alpha199 wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:22 pm
It is a queen though? Isn't it late to be finding queens?
Yes, a queen, and no, Camponotus will fly until July and occasionally in the fall.
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.

Alpha199
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Re: Alaskan Ant ID Request

Post: # 38503Post Alpha199
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:29 pm

Wow in the fall?! That must be crazy for those guys here in alaska. Well I have her in the bottle still I'll get a test tube on the way home from work. I unfortunately work 7 days a week 12 hours a day.

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Re: Alaskan Ant ID Request

Post: # 38504Post Alpha199
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:34 pm

Also anything I need to know about my girl? Any tips?

Alpha199
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Re: Alaskan Ant ID Request

Post: # 38612Post Alpha199
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:25 am

Bump

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Re: Alaskan Ant ID Request

Post: # 38622Post Ajtaylor1
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:59 am

AntsCanada YouTube has a video dedicated to camponotus ants. Use the google and it’ll come right up.

Alpha199
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Re: Alaskan Ant ID Request

Post: # 38671Post Alpha199
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:02 pm

I meant more specific to these. I'd imagine they have some differences considering its covers in snow 60%of the year.

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Re: Alaskan Ant ID Request

Post: # 38673Post OttoIsTheOrange
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:11 pm

I’d say the only difference would be hibernation time
Been ant keeping for 1 full year now and have 1 successful Tetramorium sp. E colony, 2 Lasius flavus queens, and 1 Lasius neoniger queen! Even though I’m fairly new, I’m passionate about the hobby and appreciate much advise!

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