Hoping for ID's for 2 queens

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Delphie
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Hoping for ID's for 2 queens

Post: # 38512Post Delphie
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:39 am

Queen # 1 is 13 mm, found in Southern BC about 3 weeks ago. I thought she was C. modoc, but she is a bit small and looks different from my other modoc colonies. Her head is enormous but her gaster is smaller and more round in shape.
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Queen #2 is 15 mm and found in the same area at the same time

Delphie
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Re: Hoping for ID's for 2 queens

Post: # 38513Post Delphie
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:03 am

Sorry, I was editing the photos and got bumped out.

Queen # 1
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Queen # 2
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Re: Hoping for ID's for 2 queens

Post: # 38600Post LearningAntz
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:55 pm

Delphie wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:03 am
Sorry, I was editing the photos and got bumped out.

Queen # 1
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Queen # 2
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I'm positive the second queen is Camponotus vicinus.

First queen does look like Camponotus modoc. To me at least.

Delphie
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Re: Hoping for ID's for 2 queens

Post: # 38614Post Delphie
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:36 am

Vicinus for the #2 queen seems reasonable, although she seems more slender and lighter in the body than the last one I had. The #1 queen has the matt black colour, but no reddish legs, and the gaster seems round rather than oval. She doesn't appear to have the light and dark bands caused by the hairs on the gaster.

This is one of my other modoc queens. While her gaster is distended, it is longer than wide and the colour changes due to the bands of hairs are visible.

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Hoping for ID's for 2 queens

Post: # 38639Post Batspiderfish
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:28 pm

The gaster just isn't as full.
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Re: Hoping for ID's for 2 queens

Post: # 38666Post Delphie
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:54 pm

Okay, thanks. I'll go with that. :-)

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