Unknown Queen [Florida (USA), 8mm, 5-21-2017]

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WiseHollow
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Unknown Queen [Florida (USA), 8mm, 5-21-2017]

Post: # 23109Post WiseHollow
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:24 pm

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Details: Black & Dark Red, with very small dark red stripe on her abdomen.
Size: 8mm
Location: Winter Park, Florida (USA)
Date: 5-21-2017

Can anyone identify this queen? I caught three of them. I'm wondering if this species may allow more than one queen in the same colony? I'm doubtful, but still curious.

I apologize for the low quality photo. I'm saving up to invest in a quality camera that has good macro-lenses.

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Re: Unknown Queen [Florida (USA), 8mm, 5-21-2017]

Post: # 23111Post JackPayne
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:11 pm

I'm gonna say Formica? But I would wait for a more knowledgeable person, also the photo isn't very clear, so try and get some other angles, mainly from the side.
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Re: Unknown Queen [Florida (USA), 8mm, 5-21-2017]

Post: # 23114Post WiseHollow
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:40 pm

JackPayne wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:11 pm
I'm gonna say Formica? But I would wait for a more knowledgeable person, also the photo isn't very clear, so try and get some other angles, mainly from the side.
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Re: Unknown Queen [Florida (USA), 8mm, 5-21-2017]

Post: # 23126Post 123LordOfAnts123
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:06 pm

Solenopsis invicta, everyone's favorite invasive fire ant.

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Re: Unknown Queen [Florida (USA), 8mm, 5-21-2017]

Post: # 23143Post WiseHollow
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:35 am

123LordOfAnts123 wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:06 pm
Solenopsis invicta, everyone's favorite invasive fire ant.
Thank you. Do you know if this species is polygyne? I have three of this ant, and wonder if i can combine just two of them into one test-tube.

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Re: Unknown Queen [Florida (USA), 8mm, 5-21-2017]

Post: # 23145Post Aquaexploder
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:39 am

JackPayne wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:11 pm
I'm gonna say Formica? But I would wait for a more knowledgeable person, also the photo isn't very clear, so try and get some other angles, mainly from the side.
This is definitely not formica because you can see a postpetiole. I agree with S. invicta. Also I have heard mixed about this being a polygyne species.
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