Could someone identify these ants please.

Help with identifying the species your ants

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theawasomwill
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Could someone identify these ants please.

Post: # 41318Post theawasomwill
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:54 pm

I was out ant hunting and I saw a few things, allot of the same queens and one I don’t know what. I don’t think the big head one is a queen but it sure looked interesting. Sorry for asking more but could someone tell me if this species is claustral or semi-claustral if they are queens at all and what species. I would also appreciate suggestions on how to improve my test tubes (they are usually in the dark and kept at a normal temperature. Thank you in advance for helping, this is my first time keeping ants.

here is the link to the images: https://imgur.com/a/2RB5fxW

MorbidBugg
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Re: Could someone identify these ants please.

Post: # 41322Post MorbidBugg
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:18 pm

The "Big head" ant is indeed just a worker Camponotus. however the rest are queens but we need to know where in the world you are and how big they are (preferably in millimeters)
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Batspiderfish
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Re: Could someone identify these ants please.

Post: # 41324Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:21 pm

Also how many ants are we IDing? The black one is a Formica subsericea queen assuming they were found in Georgia.
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theawasomwill
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Re: Could someone identify these ants please.

Post: # 41440Post theawasomwill
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:15 pm

Hello, Thank you for your help.

there are 5 queen ants however I am only displaying one from multiple angles because they are all the same. The other big head is still in a test tube.

The ants are 10-11 mm, between there.

Thank you again.

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