Species Confusion

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Is this a myrmecocystus?

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hidran121
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Species Confusion

Post: # 39468Post hidran121
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:16 pm

Hey guys. I am pretty new to antkeeping, but I have certainly done my research. Today I stumbled upon a weird looking fella, which I later realised was what I believe a myrmecocystus sp. But the weird part is that it is only found in North America, and I am in southern France. I am curious to find out the mystery behind this. Please feel free to disagree, as I want to know as to what is going on here... :?:
New to antkeeping and raising a few queens right now!:D . Always looking to find more :shock:

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Species Confusion

Post: # 39674Post Batspiderfish
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:59 am

It's probably something else then. Pictures and a measurement help.
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hidran121
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Re: Species Confusion

Post: # 42107Post hidran121
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:33 am

Haha sorry I was silly, as I by chance stumbled onto Crematogaster Scutellaris on the internet, and it’s that! Also it doesn’t let me post pictures, says something like they take up to much space, even 1 photo which is like 800 kilobytes. Thanks anyways
New to antkeeping and raising a few queens right now!:D . Always looking to find more :shock:

AntsDakota
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Re: Species Confusion

Post: # 45472Post AntsDakota
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:14 pm

It would've been interesting if that was really Myrmecosystus.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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