3 Elates/Queens need Identifying

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Ovaljim
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3 Elates/Queens need Identifying

Post: # 37618Post Ovaljim
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:03 pm

I have some ants that need Identifying. Access the YouTube link to view them. English Measurements on ruler

The location where I found them is in the Alton area, north of St. Louis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJlopmDflLk

TheRealAntMan
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Re: 3 Elates/Queens need Identifying

Post: # 37619Post TheRealAntMan
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:13 pm

1st queen Formica Fusca
3rd queen Camponotus noveboracensis
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Batspiderfish
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Re: 3 Elates/Queens need Identifying

Post: # 37627Post Batspiderfish
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:20 pm

The silvery pubescence up to at least the second gastral tergite and antennal scapes seemingly longer than the length of the head (excluding the mandibles) means that the Formica queen is likely F. subsericea.

The middle queen is Pheidole sp.

And the Camponotus is most likely C. nearcticus or C. caryae (depending on whether or not they have hairy cheeks.)

Please provide photographs and measurements in-text for future ID's, since it makes things way easier.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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Re: 3 Elates/Queens need Identifying

Post: # 37657Post PTasker15
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:36 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:20 pm
The silvery pubescence up to at least the second gastral tergite and antennal scapes seemingly longer than the length of the head (excluding the mandibles) means that the Formica queen is likely F. subsericea.

The middle queen is Pheidole sp.

And the Camponotus is most likely C. nearcticus or C. caryae (depending on whether or not they have hairy cheeks.)

Please provide photographs and measurements in-text for future ID's, since it makes things way easier.
I Think The Middle Is Crematogaster.Look At The Abdomen.
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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
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Batspiderfish
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Re: 3 Elates/Queens need Identifying

Post: # 37673Post Batspiderfish
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:00 pm

PTasker15 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:36 pm
I Think The Middle Is Crematogaster.Look At The Abdomen.
No, doesn't look like Crematogaster to me, considering the shape of the head and mesosoma.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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Re: 3 Elates/Queens need Identifying

Post: # 37682Post KinmanPack777
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:58 pm

Can anyone identify my ant

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Re: 3 Elates/Queens need Identifying

Post: # 37696Post Goost1049
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:34 am

KinmanPack777 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:58 pm
Can anyone identify my ant
Make a post that follows the rules and I'm sure someone will be able to help you out.

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