Identify these queens

Help with identifying the species your ants

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Kairos35
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Location: Tafalla

Identify these queens

Post: # 40583Post Kairos35
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:08 am

I found 3 Queens in June Navarra / Spain there are about 7mm long. Help me to identify these queens

Hunter36o
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Location: Dublin, Ireland

Re: Identify these queens

Post: # 40589Post Hunter36o
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:47 am

Can you add pictures or a link to some please?
Officially caring for 4 Lasius colonies :D :D :D

Founding stage:
11x Lasius Niger
1x Myrmica Rubra
1x Myrmica ??

Kojaku
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Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:18 pm
Location: Mexico

Re: Identify these queens

Post: # 40873Post Kojaku
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:32 pm

Can you help me identifying my queen ants?

Kojaku
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Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:18 pm
Location: Mexico

Re: Identify these queens

Post: # 40874Post Kojaku
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:39 pm

The link is this https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Z-qflsY63Z0OLU0U6toe0t0ZoPmclLBX?usp=sharing

She sadly dies... but I have another queen ant of the same species and she is having their first workers :D They are so little.

Darkhero0987
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Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:12 pm
Location: Steinbach, Manitoba

Re: Identify these queens

Post: # 40912Post Darkhero0987
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:26 pm

She looked like a camponotus queen I could be wrong could also maybe of be formica. may she rest in peace
Founding:
Formica Subsericea,
3x Lasius sp

Keeping
2x Camponotus Novaeboracensis

SeagullSkunk
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Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:36 am
Location: Cologne, Germany

Re: Identify these queens

Post: # 40959Post SeagullSkunk
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:00 am

Could you help me to identify my Queens, too?
I'm new to ant keeping and these are the first queens I caught.
I live near to Cologne/Germany and found both of them yesterday.
But I really have no clue how to identify them as there are quite a few species looking similar to them.
The only thing I am sure about is that they are both the same species.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tVMv0UEQXGPpOSwMgBA_la5Mj1DTcdNC?usp=sharing

Shane84
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Location: Kent

Re: Identify these queens

Post: # 41042Post Shane84
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:43 pm

I don't know if im right as I am new like yourself, but they may also be Lasius Niger, but don't take my work on that, still learning :-) hopefully someone can give you a better idea
Newbie keeper
2 x Lasius Niger ( 1 mine and the other my daughters who is proper excited about keeping her Honeybun Kingdom...)

SeagullSkunk
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Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:36 am
Location: Cologne, Germany

Re: Identify these queens

Post: # 41086Post SeagullSkunk
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:06 am

Thank you really much!:)
But I think I won't need a better idea. After looking up for Lasius Niger I'm now pretty sure you are right. When I tried to identify the species myself I was a bit overwhelmed by all the different kinds. From all the pictures I've seen this looks the most similar to it! It fits in perfect:D

oskari
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Location: china

Re: Identify these queens

Post: # 41093Post oskari
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:43 am

SeagullSkunk wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:00 am
Could you help me to identify my Queens, too?
I'm new to ant keeping and these are the first queens I caught.
I live near to Cologne/Germany and found both of them yesterday.
But I really have no clue how to identify them as there are quite a few species looking similar to them.
The only thing I am sure about is that they are both the same species.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tVMv0UEQXGPpOSwMgBA_la5Mj1DTcdNC?usp=sharing
I would say lasius flavus or lasius niger but its definitely lasius one. And Also congratulations

George
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Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:40 am
Location: Amsterdam

Re: Identify these queens

Post: # 41107Post George
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:56 am

Hi AC Family,

I came across your channel and have loved every episode!!

I’ve been wanting to start my own Ant farm but from locally caught queens...I’ve been looking for weeks now and have finally come across this beautiful lady on my walk...Now I’m super new to this so not even 100% sure it’s an Ant...

Please can you view pic and let me know if I’ve actually managed to capture and queen and possibly what species?

Caught 14/07/2018 in NL, Amsterdam...precisely 9mm from Jaws to tip of Gastor

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