ID need on 2 queens >1cm North Portugal help

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ZaGaGa
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ID need on 2 queens >1cm North Portugal help

Post: # 38661Post ZaGaGa
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:54 pm

I got this tree seeds(i have no idea the name in Portuguese so i don't know how to translate) and opened them for fun. And my surprise this huge ants were inside. i rushed to collect into an proper instant homemade habitat. and... for now i might keep them.

but i need help to identify them (my ant knowledge is close to zero) (and what do i feed them? honey? nuts? fruit? how often? )

i was hard to take pictures, actually i was rushing to get them safe. i might try again tomorrow. Also tried to take measurements but they were always running! lol but it could measure around 1.3 cm each queen.

i thing i got 1 colony of Camponotus something and 1 queen that i just notice is different (and probably has mites? she is quite livid) (and a 3rd queen i did not took photos but seems like the ones from the 1st colony, only just the queen)

im very sorry about image quality!
(its always supposedly the queen)

the nest (queen visble)
https://i.imgur.com/2zxkLUz.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/VkszyAk.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/jBwtMwl.jpg
the second queen:
https://i.imgur.com/YavxdFZ.jpg

thanks in advance!!!!!
Mapping ants (under development):
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IipWE6XUijNf3inwhSfFxiMk6sEooNr8&usp=sharing

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Batspiderfish
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Re: ID need on 2 queens >1cm North Portugal help

Post: # 38665Post Batspiderfish
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:45 pm

The ants in the first series of photos are Camponotus workers.

The "2nd" queen is Colobopsis sp.
They require the same care as Camponotus.
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.

ZaGaGa
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Re: ID need on 2 queens >1cm North Portugal help

Post: # 38674Post ZaGaGa
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:27 pm

thanks a lot!!
Mapping ants (under development):
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IipWE6XUijNf3inwhSfFxiMk6sEooNr8&usp=sharing

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