Need an ID

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FrenchAntEnthusiast
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Need an ID

Post: # 41227Post FrenchAntEnthusiast
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:06 pm

Hi! I'm new to this forum, this is my second year of antkeeping. Last year didn't go so well, i had no idea what i was doing. This year is going much better, i have a colony of Formica Cunicularis that is about to have their first nanitic.
Anyway, i have caught these 3 queens. The first 2 are about 7mm, the third is about 1cm. They were all caught in France. Any idea?

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Need an ID

Post: # 41229Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:09 pm

We would also need pictures to give a proper ID. That generally needs to be accomplished through a hosting website like Flickr.
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.

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Re: Need an ID

Post: # 41230Post FrenchAntEnthusiast
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:13 pm

I just realised that yeah. I'm curently uploading my pics to photobucket so i can give you a link.

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Re: Need an ID

Post: # 41232Post FrenchAntEnthusiast
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:19 pm

Here's queen 1&2 :
<a href="http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/efischer235/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20180715_203850_zpsahzaal7x.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u537/efischer235/Mobile%20Uploads/20180715_203850_zpsahzaal7x.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 20180715_203850_zpsahzaal7x.jpg"></a>
And queen 3:
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u537/efischer235/Mobile%20Uploads/20180715_204406_zpsyqoonwxx.jpg

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Re: Need an ID

Post: # 41234Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:23 pm

They look like Lasius spp. to me. More photos of the first two queens with good lighting would be helpful.

As for embedding the photographs, this forum uses BBCode format. ;)
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Re: Need an ID

Post: # 41237Post FrenchAntEnthusiast
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:29 pm

Doesn't really look like Lasius sp. to me. That is, the only lasius species that i really know are niger, flavus and umbratus so... As for lighting, not much i can do right now. I'll take better pictures tomorow. Any idea on the third queen? Lasius too?
Also, the hell is BBCode?

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Re: Need an ID

Post: # 41267Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:13 pm

There are more Lasius out there than that!

BBCode is a format language for message boards (usually involving ][ brackets, like what I used to make Lasius italicized). It looks like you tried to embed your first photograph with an html format.
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