Found my first queen! Genus/species ID help?

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Ants4lifeee
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Found my first queen! Genus/species ID help?

Post: # 36337Post Ants4lifeee
Fri May 25, 2018 9:22 am

I found her on May 22nd in Dallas TX in the middle of a Walmart parking lot at around 8pm. Got her home and put her in a test tube set up and she started laying eggs right away! You can see them in the picture with the measuring tape. She seems to be about 5/16" (8mm) long. Through research I think it could be solenopsis invicta?

https://imgur.com/gallery/cUYx36f

Thank you!

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Found my first queen! Genus/species ID help?

Post: # 36350Post Batspiderfish
Fri May 25, 2018 3:48 pm

Solenopsis invicta
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DinoBoi4AntsLove
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Re: Found my first queen! Genus/species ID help?

Post: # 38828Post DinoBoi4AntsLove
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:44 am

solenopsis xyloni

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