New Jersey Ant ID Please

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Jersey4ants
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Location: New Jersey

New Jersey Ant ID Please

Post: # 38758Post Jersey4ants
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:27 pm

Hey guys,

This would be my first queen, hoping you tell me 2 thing: 1. That it’s a queen! And 2. That it’s a pavement ant. 1 being more important than 2 :) I caught this ant today 6/24/18, at a park next to a lake in central NJ, USA. It’s about 8mm and has some light stripes on it’s gaster. It was so big I thought it was a carpenter ant, hope I was wrong! Thanks for the help!


Jersey4ants
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Re: New Jersey Ant ID Please

Post: # 38807Post Jersey4ants
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:12 am

One more try since I think my google photos are private. Caved and signed up for Imgur

Queen?
https://imgur.com/gallery/dGTP1Xz


Top ant in this pic is the same ant:
https://imgur.com/gallery/GKB2pNV

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Batspiderfish
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Re: New Jersey Ant ID Please

Post: # 38931Post Batspiderfish
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:05 am

Formica sp. from the pallidefulva group.
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Jersey4ants
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Re: New Jersey Ant ID Please

Post: # 38989Post Jersey4ants
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:26 pm

Thank you! Look like a queen to you? This would be my first queen, so naturally I’m skeptical! Also, I ordered the tetramorium setup from AntsCanada. Would that work for Formica ants?

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