Identify queen ty

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Kaboom
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Identify queen ty

Post: # 38624Post Kaboom
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:37 am

My friend gave me two ants in Finland but im not sure if its a Camponotus or Formica ant. I'm pretty sure its too big to be a Lasius Niger. It's about 2 cm long
Also is the test tube too small for her. I was planning on keeping a Lasius queen but I'm not sure if this size works for these ants
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TheRealAntMan
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Re: Identify queen ty

Post: # 38626Post TheRealAntMan
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:22 pm

Camponotus major worker.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

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Re: Identify queen ty

Post: # 38627Post Kaboom
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:31 pm

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:22 pm
Camponotus major worker.
how is it a major worker there is literally eggs under her

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Re: Identify queen ty

Post: # 38633Post TheRealAntMan
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:52 pm

Camponotus Queen not worker. Sorry for the mixup.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

Kaboom
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Re: Identify queen ty

Post: # 38861Post Kaboom
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:20 pm

There are only 4 different species for Camponotus ants in Finland. I'm not sure which one it is cuz 3 of them look very similar.
Does any1 know if it's C. herculeanus, C. fallax or C. vagus.
Also this is my first colony so a bit of help with the species diet and what kinds of nests they like would help a lot.

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Re: Identify queen ty

Post: # 38930Post Batspiderfish
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:04 am

The queen is poorly lit and barely visible. You will need more photos to have a chance of narrowing it down to the species.
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Re: Identify queen ty

Post: # 38938Post Kaboom
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:03 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:04 am
The queen is poorly lit and barely visible. You will need more photos to have a chance of narrowing it down to the species.
I think i already stressed her enough i will take a new pic when the workers arrive.

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