Identifying carpenter ant queens

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GrumpyEggs
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Identifying carpenter ant queens

Post: # 60494Post GrumpyEggs
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:37 pm

I've tried and failed to catch Black carpenter ants that are native to Utah (Camponotus Modoc) and every time it always ends up being a worker. I know that I need to look for the wing scars and a larger abdomen, but it's really hard to tell since the worker are the same size as the queen. Anything helps, thanks.
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Camponotus
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Re: Identifying carpenter ant queens

Post: # 60501Post Camponotus
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:13 pm

The queens are more "fatter"

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Re: Identifying carpenter ant queens

Post: # 60510Post Hawkeye
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:55 pm

GrumpyEggs wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:37 pm
I've tried and failed to catch Black carpenter ants that are native to Utah (Camponotus Modoc) and every time it always ends up being a worker. I know that I need to look for the wing scars and a larger abdomen, but it's really hard to tell since the worker are the same size as the queen. Anything helps, thanks.
workers are smaller than the queen

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