need help with Queen ant ID

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Anoraak
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Location: Scotland

need help with Queen ant ID

Post: # 42033Post Anoraak
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:55 pm

Please help me identify these queens as I am new to this and not sure. If it helps I found them in Scotland.
thanks.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OyoQF5-rJDSR-akrGEFT_O9byOSvzfeo
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WdV9dfWvyC5KhoqaJ6TwvsDXHYhCuSp6
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tctNKy3p82JwvaoPUxwZYdaYRD7QIGsw
https://drive.google.com/open?id=169emb1ZHM4LcUOuBi8mnbKS6QmrRHNZg

DinoBoi4AntsLove
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Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:16 pm
Location: America

Re: need help with Queen ant ID

Post: # 42070Post DinoBoi4AntsLove
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:32 pm

Ok the first one is a Solenopsis carolinensis, and the last three are Formica rufa

TheRealAntMan
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Location: Chicago,Illinois

Re: need help with Queen ant ID

Post: # 42075Post TheRealAntMan
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:11 pm

Solenopsis carolinensis does not exist in outside of the US.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

TheRealAntMan
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Location: Chicago,Illinois

Re: need help with Queen ant ID

Post: # 42076Post TheRealAntMan
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:17 pm

Better pics with good lighting and measurements are required for a proper ID.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

ClashOwenBash
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Location: Oxford, England

Re: need help with Queen ant ID

Post: # 42115Post ClashOwenBash
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:35 am

First one looks like a form of Myrmica
Currently caring for a Lasius Niger colony :D

Founding: :)
Lasius Niger
Lasius Flavus
Myrmica Rubra

PurdueEntomology
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Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:51 pm
Location: Alcoa, Tennessee

Re: need help with Queen ant ID

Post: # 45973Post PurdueEntomology
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:05 am

for a proper identifications clear close ups of dorsal/lateral sides would be helpful, at least in narrowing down the taxonomic designations....thanks

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