Have I Caught My First Queen? Second Attempt

Help with identifying the species your ants

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Semnae
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Have I Caught My First Queen? Second Attempt

Post: # 41962Post Semnae
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:51 pm

I think I got it this time! Definitely has elbow antennae, so I'm pretty sure I've got an actual ant this time. She also has wings, so I'm pretty confident. The thing is, this one is TINY!!! Caught in Tyler, Texas, she's about 0.11mmx0.18mm. Mostly black, but brownish in the light. I linked the best picture I could take with my phone camera, which was difficult due to her very small size. Have I successfully captured a queen ant? If so, what kind is it?

https://ibb.co/hvpv4J

Semnae
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Re: Have I Caught My First Queen? Second Attempt

Post: # 41966Post Semnae
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:16 pm

I had the ruler app in inch mode, not millimeters. That should be 17.4x44.4mm

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Re: Have I Caught My First Queen? Second Attempt

Post: # 41989Post idahoantgirl
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:24 am

we need far better, much closer pics to identify.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

Semnae
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Re: Have I Caught My First Queen? Second Attempt

Post: # 42011Post Semnae
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:06 pm

She died anyway. I think I accidentally injured her trying to move her from the water bottle into a vial. Thanks for trying.

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