Species identification help

Help with identifying the species your ants

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Platail
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Species identification help

Post: # 33152Post Platail
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:08 am

Hey,
I caught this queen as well as several others identical to her, and a fair few drones; a few months ago after she ended up in my dogs water
bowl.

She is 3.5 / 4mm hard to get an accurate measurement and her first worker is approximately 1mm.
The queen is black, and the worker only started moving around today so I'm not sure if she'll change colour yet.

I live in Brisbane, Australia for reference.

I tried to get pictures, but they're so small it's hard to get good clear shots.
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Aphaenogaster Longiceps
Tiny Currently Unknown.sp

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Platail
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Re: Species identification help

Post: # 33153Post Platail
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:18 am

I'm not sure, but I'm thinking she's a Monomorium sp.? Any opinions?
Aphaenogaster Longiceps
Tiny Currently Unknown.sp

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Re: Species identification help

Post: # 33154Post idahoantgirl
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:24 am

Monomorium or tetramorium
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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Re: ID Request

Post: # 33155Post Phoenix
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:51 am

Monomorium Sp.
'Have Fun.' - Gabe Newell

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Re: Species identification help

Post: # 33156Post Platail
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:32 pm

Awesome. Thanks guys!
Aphaenogaster Longiceps
Tiny Currently Unknown.sp

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Re: Species identification help

Post: # 33620Post Platail
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:59 am

Not sure if I should post this here or as a new thread but I'll put it here.

I sent a message to the museum at the request of my family (They saw a tiny ant and assumed fire ants). The museum entomologist has replied saying that this colony is likely either a Solenopsis or Carebara.sp. I've got a few more photos that are a little clearer than the last ones. I have to bring a few specimens to the museum to confirm what exactly they are, but in the mean time, I'd just like to see what people around here think?

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They do seem to have a sting and they are quite active now. So
Aphaenogaster Longiceps
Tiny Currently Unknown.sp

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