Greetings and Identifying my Queen

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PlaylikeSteve
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Greetings and Identifying my Queen

Post: # 37188Post PlaylikeSteve
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:12 am

Hello together,

i´m totally new here.
So i´m 23 years old from bavaria in germany. I got most of my knowledge from the AntsCanada videos.

And here is my queen i catched yesterday - i hope its a queen :D - so maybe you could help me identifying her.

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I hope the quality is good enough.

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Greetings and Identifying my Queen

Post: # 37193Post PlaylikeSteve
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:07 pm

And just 20 mins ago i catched this little queen. (again hopefully a queen :D )

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So maybe you know this species too.

Greetings from Steve

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Greetings and Identifying my Queen

Post: # 37205Post Batspiderfish
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:36 pm

Don't forget your measurements! Unsure about the first one (leaning Plagiolepis until I know how big she is. A couple more and better-lit pictures wouldn't hurt!) The second queen is Tetramorium, most likely T. caespitum.
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Re: Greetings and Identifying my Queen

Post: # 37220Post PlaylikeSteve
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:32 pm

Hello Batspiderfish.
Thank you very much for identifying the second ant.
The first ant is exactly 1 cm long.
I try to take some more pictures tomorrow.

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Re: Greetings and Identifying my Queen

Post: # 37221Post PlaylikeSteve
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:56 pm

Hello again.

Here are the better lit pictures:

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Thank you for your help.

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Re: Greetings and Identifying my Queen

Post: # 37225Post Batspiderfish
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:24 pm

At that size I guess it can only be Lasius, although I would need even closer pictures to confirm. Kind of early to be seeing alates outside.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

PlaylikeSteve
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Re: Greetings and Identifying my Queen

Post: # 37273Post PlaylikeSteve
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:49 am

Hello Batspiderfish,

i try to get the usb microscope from my father.

But maybe you can help with this new queen too. :lol:

I found her today. She is 1,25 cm big. Black on top and red on the bottom.

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Thank you in advance.

Greeting from Steve

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Re: Greetings and Identifying my Queen

Post: # 37274Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:53 am

This is a Formica social parasite. She will need 6-8 Formica pupae to start a colony.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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Re: Greetings and Identifying my Queen

Post: # 37275Post PlaylikeSteve
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:25 am

So what does that mean for me? Sorry for the stupid questions but i´m really new to this. :|
Is Formica pupae another ant species or what exactly?
I found the queen near a really big ant nest. They look similar.

Thank you so much for your help.

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Re: Greetings and Identifying my Queen

Post: # 37286Post PlaylikeSteve
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:58 pm

So after reading some websites, I guess I have to get some workers from the nest?

Greetings from Steve

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