Identification issues!

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Identification issues!

Post: # 28044Post OxfordshireAnts
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:09 am

Hello,

I have collected a few queens but but some slight differences form the others., IG clear gaps between plates vs almost over lapping plates on the gaster some are larger with more pointed abdomens. they are all brown/black in colour.

Some of them have filled looking gasters with clear light brown between the brown/black plates.

when catching some seem to reacted differently some darted like mad men why other just strolled along.

I'm pretty sure i have Lasius Niger and Formica fusca.

OxfordshireAnts

Re: Identification issues!

Post: # 28086Post OxfordshireAnts
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:34 pm

http://imgur.com/a/S3vWC

This is one the one im not sure what it is about 8mm pretty sure the other fat ones are lasius niger

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idahoantgirl
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Re: Identification issues!

Post: # 28098Post idahoantgirl
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:43 pm

Looks like formica
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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Jadeninja9
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Re: Identification issues!

Post: # 28103Post Jadeninja9
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:09 pm

Better pictures please. Have pictures showcasing a side view of her, and a directly top view.
Keeper of:
1x Camponotus Hyatti
1x Lasius alienus colonies
1x Tetramorium immigrans

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Nathant
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Re: Identification issues!

Post: # 28127Post Nathant
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:35 pm

Yes we need better pictures. Trying using some light, the results will be much better.

If the measurements are that accurate, Lasius is more likely.

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Re: Identification issues!

Post: # 28153Post OxfordshireAnts
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:43 am

i will try get some better pics of the others and the ones i think are not lasius. will upload later :) and of course better ones of this one :)

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Re: Identification issues!

Post: # 28172Post OxfordshireAnts
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:16 pm

Hello,

this is another one of the suspected Formica

http://imgur.com/a/cfj2E

this one seems to be scattering eggs any idea why?

many thanks,

kyle :)

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Jadeninja9
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Re: Identification issues!

Post: # 28202Post Jadeninja9
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:16 pm

That's Lasius
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1x Camponotus Hyatti
1x Lasius alienus colonies
1x Tetramorium immigrans

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Re: Identification issues!

Post: # 28217Post Nathant
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:30 pm

Jadeninja9 wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:16 pm
That's Lasius

I agree.

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Re: Identification issues!

Post: # 28291Post OxfordshireAnts
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:12 pm

so would you say them 2 and this one http://imgur.com/a/pHI7B are the same species of lasius?

probably lasius niger

many thanks,

Kyle

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