Help identifying queen ant!

Help with identifying the species your ants

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Antmansam
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Help identifying queen ant!

Post: # 38056Post Antmansam
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:15 pm

So I found this queen ant in my yard today and it’s bright reddish orange and I’ve never seen a queen like that in Maine where I live. So I was wondering if you guys might know what species it is.

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Help identifying queen ant!

Post: # 38059Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:29 pm

Hello! There are quite a few possibilities, but you'll have to upload a picture to get an ID.
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Antmansam
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Re: Help identifying queen ant!

Post: # 38061Post Antmansam
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:40 pm

Do you know how to do that because I can’t fogure it out :cry:

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Re: Help identifying queen ant!

Post: # 38068Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:01 pm

Upload your picture to an image host like flickr or imgur and then copy paste the link to the photo here.
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Antmansam
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Re: Help identifying queen ant!

Post: # 38155Post Antmansam
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:01 pm

http://imgur.com/cZQnD4V

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Re: Help identifying queen ant!

Post: # 38196Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:52 pm

Ah! Interesting. Lasius interjectus, a social parasite. I haven't seen these in Maine yet.

http://www.formiculture.com/topic/3252-much-ado-about-the-founding-of-lasius-temporary-social-parasites/
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Antmansam
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Re: Help identifying queen ant!

Post: # 38204Post Antmansam
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:17 pm

So there is no way that I could form a colony with it right?

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Re: Help identifying queen ant!

Post: # 38206Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:19 pm

Antmansam wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:17 pm
So there is no way that I could form a colony with it right?
Not without host workers introduced through one of the procedures I listed. Not impossible, though.
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: Help identifying queen ant!

Post: # 38209Post Antmansam
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:23 pm

Ok I’ll just release it then and care for the tetramorium queen I have. Thanks for the info.

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