New antkeeper, had to dig up my own colony. PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY

Help with identifying the species your ants

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Digging a 2 ft-1tf-1ft hole I found all these ants. Are they from a different genus?

Yes
2
33%
No
0
No votes
Depending
4
67%
 
Total votes: 6

PRW3ants

Re: New antkeeper, had to dig up my own colony. PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY

Post: # 32689Post PRW3ants
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:04 pm

I caught the queen and workers 2 or 3 days ago. The were in a nest with a couple hundred. I basically moved the queen the worker and all the brood into my enclosure. So october in arkansas.

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idahoantgirl
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Re: New antkeeper, had to dig up my own colony. PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY

Post: # 32690Post idahoantgirl
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:06 pm

PTasker15 wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:02 pm
idahoantgirl wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:52 am
PTasker15 wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:29 am
Lasius Niger,Lasius Allienus,Or Something Involving Monomorium
There is absolutely positively no way you can narrow it down that far without pics.
He Describe's Them As Being "Black,Small,And Glossy"
Yeah.... but There are a lot more species that are black small and glossy....I always wait for pics before making guesses. Beginners will often try to do research on their own and make a false identification. But it's fine ot help them narrow down I guess :)
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

PRW3ants

Re: New antkeeper, had to dig up my own colony. PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY

Post: # 32692Post PRW3ants
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:08 pm

I tried t upload pictures last night but it won't let me attach them to the post. Says the file is to big.

PRW3ants

Re: New antkeeper, had to dig up my own colony. PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY

Post: # 32695Post PRW3ants
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:06 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:06 pm
PTasker15 wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:02 pm
idahoantgirl wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:52 am
There is absolutely positively no way you can narrow it down that far without pics.
He Describe's Them As Being "Black,Small,And Glossy"
Yeah.... but There are a lot more species that are black small and glossy....I always wait for pics before making guesses. Beginners will often try to do research on their own and make a false identification. But it's fine ot help them narrow down I guess :)

PTasker15
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Re: New antkeeper, had to dig up my own colony. PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY

Post: # 32703Post PTasker15
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:27 am

PRW3ants wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:08 pm
I tried t upload pictures last night but it won't let me attach them to the post!Says the file is to big.
Can You Crop It?
My current ants
Pogonomyrmex Barbatus
Psudomyrmex Graccilis
Temnothroax Longiveps
Tetramourium Bicarinatum
Pheidole Moerens
Pheidole Obscuriothorax
Brachymyrmex Patgonicus
Camponotus Decipens,And Castanus.

PRW3ants

Re: New antkeeper, had to dig up my own colony. PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY

Post: # 32707Post PRW3ants
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:00 am

It's the website, we don't store photos here. So I put links in a new post for them.

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antnest8
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Re: New antkeeper, had to dig up my own colony. PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY

Post: # 33383Post antnest8
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:17 am

I don't know if anyone is still reading this but...

http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=162
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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BleedingRaindrops
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Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:33 am
Location: California

Re: New antkeeper, had to dig up my own colony. PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY

Post: # 35588Post BleedingRaindrops
Wed May 02, 2018 3:36 pm

I am really curious now. I hope he is able to crop and upload the images to imgur, Flickr, or photobucket so we can see them.
Ants kept
Nylanderia sp.
Camponotus sp.
Paratrechina Longicornis
Pheidole sp.

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