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Hello from Australia

Post: # 4686Post saltysealion
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:27 pm


Like most folks in this section, I am new to ant keeping.
I am looking forwards watching my ant farm grow and also into designing their own little world.

I went for a stroll the yesterday and stumbled across this:


Is it a queen and do you have any idea what type of ant it may be?

I suspect it could be a Ochetellus glaber.


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Re: Hello from Australia

Post: # 4688Post MadVampy
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:03 pm

Yes I would say that is a queen, what species I'm not sure. Identifying them isn't something I'm good at.

This might help---> http://www.ozanimals.com/wildlife/Insect/Ants.html

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Re: Hello from Australia

Post: # 4691Post hyenadog
Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:55 am

Welcome to the forums! Beautiful queen. Unfortunately I'm also not so good at identifying species.

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Re: Hello from Australia

Post: # 4701Post jonathan21700
Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:10 pm

Maybe but there are a few similar species.
Can you make a closer picture?


Re: Hello from Australia

Post: # 5187Post oBAILSo
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:08 am

Hi, that queen looks identical to mine and I have 9 of those which have laid eggs and some have grown into small colonies. I call them Iridomyrmex but I did some research myself and it looks like they are just about the same ant as the species you called them.

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