Just Another Newbie?

Help with identifying the species your ants

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CashTheEntomoligist
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Re: Just Another Newbie?

Post: # 40573Post CashTheEntomoligist
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:10 am

Have An Image? If You Are A Beginner A Big Recommendation Is To Keep These Lasius Niger, Messor Barbarus Etc.. Just Say The Species I Know Quite A lot I've Been Studying Entomology For 4-5 Months And Ants Are Very Interesting Also Congrats On Your Colony! Just Share A Picture And I Can Define It.
Keeper Of: Pogonomyrmex barbatus Queen 2x
Brachymyrmex patagonicus Mayr Queen 2x
Dorymyrmex Queen 2x
Dream Species: Pheidole Spp. (Big Headed Ant)

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Re: Just Another Newbie?

Post: # 40645Post CashTheEntomoligist
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:37 pm

Yes If It Is On Your Images Do This Click On The Image Right Click And Click "COPY URL" And Post It
Keeper Of: Pogonomyrmex barbatus Queen 2x
Brachymyrmex patagonicus Mayr Queen 2x
Dorymyrmex Queen 2x
Dream Species: Pheidole Spp. (Big Headed Ant)

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Re: Just Another Newbie?

Post: # 40646Post CashTheEntomoligist
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:38 pm

Or Just Copy The Main link
Keeper Of: Pogonomyrmex barbatus Queen 2x
Brachymyrmex patagonicus Mayr Queen 2x
Dorymyrmex Queen 2x
Dream Species: Pheidole Spp. (Big Headed Ant)

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Re: Just Another Newbie?

Post: # 40651Post TheRealAntMan
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:52 pm

Here’s how to post pics on the forum:https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=162
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Re: Just Another Newbie?

Post: # 41718Post LowlandAnts
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:20 pm

I'm a newby to the hobby myself, so I can only compare it to ones I've seen up close. If she has a black thorax, red head, and a brow-reddish backside she might be a Messor Barbarus. If she's wholly black but her backside has some browning rings between the segments she might be a Lasius Niger or Lasius Flavus.

Any more experienced antkeepers are free to correct me here, since I might have it wrong.
A Dutch ant keeper currently raising my first colony of Messor Barbarus.

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Re: Just Another Newbie?

Post: # 41723Post Thorond0r
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:02 pm

It's not Lasius, they don't have the two extra nodes between the thorax and the abdomen.
Other than that i'm pretty much at a loss, not a species i'm familiar with... probably best to wait for batspiderfish to come along and save the day :P
First year of antkeeping, already enjoying it!

Currently founding:

Lasius niger
Lasius umbratus
Lasius flavus


Still hoping to find a Formica queen.

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Re: Just Another Newbie?

Post: # 41757Post idahoantgirl
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:38 pm

It would be great if we could get a view from above, but with the pictures we have I would say Tetramorium Immigrans.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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Re: Just Another Newbie?

Post: # 41802Post NKantsalberta
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:42 pm

I would say tetrimorium. My myrmica queen has a smaller thorax and gastor. But fortunately for you she is easy to care for as she is fully claustral and doesnt require feeding and more space than a test tube like my myrmica :D also welcome to the family fellow Canadian!
Raising 3x Camponotus novaeboracensis, 5x Formica sp, 2x Lasius sp.

Founding 11x camponotus sp

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Re: Just Another Newbie?

Post: # 41806Post idahoantgirl
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:19 pm

agreed. Watch AntsCanada's video on this species. Its new scientific name is Tetramorium Immigrans. Also, one tip:
When your colony gets to the point that they need an outworld, the only barriers that work are fluon and dry baby powder. (not mixed with rubbing alcohol.) I used baby powder + rubbing alcohol for a while, but once my colony got curious, they could walk right over it. Dry baby powder is the only thing I have found that works. Dab it on with a cottonball.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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