ID Reno, NV

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Comnav24
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ID Reno, NV

Post: # 41492Post Comnav24
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:38 pm

20180708
Reno, NV
Redish Brown with Grey gaster
Darted out from under my Armor box at a park
Fast darting movement with momentary pauses
No rain for several days
Size 10mm
I've observed these ants a lot as a kid, I think they're fun. Workers dart around with brief pauses before racing off somewhere else.
Had to use a small drop of honey to get her to sit still for a good clear photo.

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Pabloof7
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Re: ID Reno, NV

Post: # 41524Post Pabloof7
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:17 pm

I think it is a lasius sp.
Keeping:
x1 Tapinoma erraticum
x1 Formica fusca
x2 Lasius niger

Founding:
x7 Camponotus
x1 Unknown

Wishlist:
Tetramorium sp

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Batspiderfish
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Re: ID Reno, NV

Post: # 41540Post Batspiderfish
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:27 pm

Formica sp., most likely Formica aerata (claustral).
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Comnav24
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Re: ID Reno, NV

Post: # 41949Post Comnav24
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:04 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:27 pm
Formica sp., most likely Formica aerata (claustral).
Looks right from what I found on ant wiki

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