Caught My First Queen!! Help

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FuzzySquirrel25
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Caught My First Queen!! Help

Post: # 38657Post FuzzySquirrel25
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:32 pm

Caught my first Queen today. She is beautiful and I am super excited! Pretty sure she is a queen as her wings scars seem to me fairly visible. Been watching AntsCanada for a while now and am looking forward to starting my own colony. Attached are some pics. Hope I am sure there are some brilliant ant keepers out there who can help.

Thanks in advance!!
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Batspiderfish
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Re: Caught My First Queen!! Help

Post: # 38659Post Batspiderfish
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:35 pm

Pictures need to be uploaded and linked in your post. We also need a location and measurement, as per the rules.
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.

FuzzySquirrel25
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Re: Caught My First Queen!! Help

Post: # 38660Post FuzzySquirrel25
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:43 pm

I'm trying. 3/8 of an inch. Wichita Kansas United States. I am adding the pics in the attachments but they aren't showing.

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Caught My First Queen!! Help

Post: # 38668Post Batspiderfish
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:41 pm

Formica sp., from the pallidefulva group. Workers are much easier to ID to the species.
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.

FuzzySquirrel25
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Re: Caught My First Queen!! Help

Post: # 38677Post FuzzySquirrel25
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:28 pm

Wow thank you so much. Looks pretty spot on when I look it up. Thank you so much!

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Caught My First Queen!! Help

Post: # 38678Post TheRealAntMan
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:52 pm

The Southern form of Formica pallidefulva.
Currently keeping:
C. Pennsylvanicus
Founding:
Formica Pallidefulva

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