Identify these queens

Help with identifying the species your ants

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oboethefish
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Location: Richmond,BC

Re: Identify these queens

Post: # 41155Post oboethefish
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:39 pm

the queen doesn't look like a camponotus spp. to me. I feel like it might be either lacius spp. or formica spp. to me. Formica polyctena comes to mind but I'm not sure.

ClashOwenBash
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Location: Oxfordshire, England

Re: Identify these queens

Post: # 41169Post ClashOwenBash
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:36 am

George can you post a link to a picture of the queen pls.
Ants starting to wake up...

oboethefish
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Re: Identify these queens

Post: # 41477Post oboethefish
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:36 am

ClashOwenBash wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:36 am
George can you post a link to a picture of the queen pls.
It's on the first page

Thorond0r
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Location: Rhenen, Netherlands

Re: Identify these queens

Post: # 41499Post Thorond0r
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:38 pm

George wrote:
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
You didn't add a picture George :) If you want to know how, there is a sticky post on the forum explaining the process
First year of antkeeping, already enjoying it!

Currently founding:

Lasius niger
Lasius umbratus
Lasius flavus


Still hoping to find a Formica queen.

ClashOwenBash
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Location: Oxfordshire, England

Re: Identify these queens

Post: # 41514Post ClashOwenBash
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:34 pm

oboethefish wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:36 am
ClashOwenBash wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:36 am
George can you post a link to a picture of the queen pls.
It's on the first page
I'm talking about George's queen.
Ants starting to wake up...

JaraDaj
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Location: Michigan

Re: Identify these queens

Post: # 41526Post JaraDaj
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:20 pm

Could I get some help identifying this queen?

https://youtu.be/btjjH8Yy9t8

I found 2 of them in the same parking lot back to back in Collinsville Illinois. Did I get lucky and find 2 Queen carpenter ants? :shock:

I hope so because this will be my be my 1st A.N.T. Farm. I've managed to catch 3 pavement ant queens (tiny little black ones) and 2 of the bigger ants in the video. Fingers crossed, my 2 kids would love the larger ones to watch.

aecium
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Re: Identify these queens

Post: # 41548Post aecium
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:45 pm

I'm looking for help identifying my first queen https://twitter.com/LordAecium/status/1019318342631481345

aecium
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Re: Identify these queens

Post: # 41574Post aecium
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:58 am

aecium wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:45 pm
I'm looking for help identifying my first queen https://twitter.com/LordAecium/status/1019318342631481345
Oh I forgot to mention she was caught mid to late June in south eastern Wisconsin

Thorond0r
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Re: Identify these queens

Post: # 41685Post Thorond0r
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:27 am

It would be helpfull if you guys make your own post for your queens following the guidelines as described here:

https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292&sid=ce38ae9200f897d7939167c7106d5ea2.

It's getting increasingly difficult to sift through all these queens...
First year of antkeeping, already enjoying it!

Currently founding:

Lasius niger
Lasius umbratus
Lasius flavus


Still hoping to find a Formica queen.

ecwp1981
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Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Re: Identify these queens

Post: # 41777Post ecwp1981
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:16 am

Hello everyone, I am new to this forum and any keeping, however, yesterday I managed to catch hundreds? of queens ants. My test tubes are on its way and I will be picking 20 of them for the testtubes. I think they are Lasius niger? a common black garden ant in the UK? If anyone can confirm, that will be great. Video link below:

https://youtu.be/kyY5YVh5EtE

Also if anyone near me wants some, please feel free to come over to collect them :D I dont think I have that many space for so many colonies lol.

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