Are either of these a queen?

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Rokraja
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Are either of these a queen?

Post: # 41418Post Rokraja
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:46 pm

Hello Everyone,

New to the forum and ant keeping in general. I have always wanted to keep ants, but until i stumbled on AC's videos I didn't think it was possible.

I recently started looking for a queen. I live in Rhode Island (the smallest state in the US and considered Southern New England, right south of Massachusetts.). These are the two I caught. The big one is really feisty and keeps pulling at the cotton to get out. It won't stand still to take a better picture yet, but i will try again in a few days.

I am hoping you might be able to tell me if you think either one is a queen, and what species. I tried watching AC's videos but still can't tell.

Any and all assistance is greatly appreciated. Image

JonOfTheAnts
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Re: Are either of these a queen?

Post: # 41421Post JonOfTheAnts
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:11 pm

The picture in your post is broken. Here's a video from the Forum Adminstrator, explaining how to post a picture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1Mu4Rw3s8w&feature=youtu.be

Rokraja
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Re: Are either of these a queen?

Post: # 41422Post Rokraja
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:12 pm

I realize now that it did not upload my photos. Image Image. Image. Image

Casualfriday
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Re: Are either of these a queen?

Post: # 41424Post Casualfriday
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:14 pm

camponotus sp worker
Keeper of:

solenopsis invicta x3
camponotus sp.
dorymyrmex sp.

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Are either of these a queen?

Post: # 41428Post TheRealAntMan
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:39 pm

Camponotus Pennsylvanicus. It’s a major worker, not a queen.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

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