New to Ant Keeping. Want to know if this is a queen ant

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peppy210
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New to Ant Keeping. Want to know if this is a queen ant

Post: # 38205Post peppy210
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:19 pm

Hello!
So I spent the entire day trying to find a queen ant because I want to get into ant keeping. Mike's videos really got me inspired.
I watched all the queen ant videos I could find on his youtube channel, but I'm still having trouble.
I caught what I was sure was a camponotus worker after closer inspection so I let it go, but I caught this one later in the day and I still can't be sure.
I would really appreciate it if you guys can help me identify if it is a queen ant and what species it is if possible
Here's the imgur gallery I uploaded of some pictures I captured: https://imgur.com/gallery/0Q3vFnC

Thank you in advance!^^

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Re: New to Ant Keeping. Want to know if this is a queen ant

Post: # 38207Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:21 pm

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: New to Ant Keeping. Want to know if this is a queen ant

Post: # 38208Post peppy210
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:23 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:21 pm
Looks like a Lasius umbratus queen, but we don't have a location.

http://www.formiculture.com/topic/3252-much-ado-about-the-founding-of-lasius-temporary-social-parasites/
Ah sorry I should have said where I am. I'm from New Jersey, USA
*or were you talking about the location of this species?

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