What kind of ant is this?

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Ltislander
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What kind of ant is this?

Post: # 32112Post Ltislander
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:55 pm

Keeper of: Tetramorium immigrans, Camptonotus Pennsylvanicus, and an unknown species of ant.

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Re: What kind of ant is this?

Post: # 32115Post PTasker15
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:06 pm

Camponotus Penscalivanicus
Colonies:
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtum
1 Crematogaster Biroi
Founding:
3 Camponotus Deciepens
7 Camponotus Ceastaus
1 Strumigenys Rogeri
1 Dormyrmex Bureni
6 Nylanderia Terricola
4 Brachymyrmex Pataginicus
Dream Species-Atta Texana

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Ltislander
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Re: What kind of ant is this?

Post: # 32118Post Ltislander
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:44 pm

Is it a queen?
Keeper of: Tetramorium immigrans, Camptonotus Pennsylvanicus, and an unknown species of ant.

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Re: What kind of ant is this?

Post: # 32121Post Jadeninja9
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:02 pm

PTasker15 wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:06 pm
Camponotus Penscalivanicus
There's no way you can tell from that picture lol. You can't even see any features. You need to take a better photo showing the top view of the queen.
Keeper of:
1x Camponotus Hyatti
7x Lasius alienus colonies

Founding:
1x Prenolepis imparis queen
1x Tetramorium immigrans
1x Camponotus cf. clarithorax

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Re: What kind of ant is this?

Post: # 32122Post Ltislander
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:58 pm

Keeper of: Tetramorium immigrans, Camptonotus Pennsylvanicus, and an unknown species of ant.

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Re: What kind of ant is this?

Post: # 32124Post Batspiderfish
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:47 pm

Looks like Lasius claviger, but without the complete information for an ID request (location), nobody's going to be that much help to you.
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Re: What kind of ant is this?

Post: # 32125Post Ltislander
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:04 pm

The location is cape cod MA
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Re: What kind of ant is this?

Post: # 32130Post Batspiderfish
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:22 pm

Yeah, looks like the social parasite, Lasius claviger to me. She will need host workers if you want to keep her. These ants are not easy to start, so no harm in returning her where you found her. Did you actually measure her, or is it a guess?
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Re: What kind of ant is this?

Post: # 32136Post Ltislander
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:21 am

I checked again she is 7 mm. Also do I need to take brood from other colonies to make her have eggs?
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Re: What kind of ant is this?

Post: # 32139Post Batspiderfish
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:36 am

Ltislander wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:21 am
I checked again she is 7 mm. Also do I need to take brood from other colonies to make her have eggs?
http://www.formiculture.com/topic/3252-much-ado-about-the-founding-of-lasius-temporary-social-parasites/
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