Queen ant identification.

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zsluyter
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Queen ant identification.

Post: # 51445Post zsluyter
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:28 pm

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1moKO-elXBiQoGeYOKEyOA3QrMuM6SBId

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YTiTjipLV_nW3loJ-815ZA8Nrldt1sGO

mrfroggy
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Re: Queen ant identification.

Post: # 51499Post mrfroggy
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:59 pm

It appears to be a Formica ant.

zsluyter
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Re: Queen ant identification.

Post: # 51508Post zsluyter
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:02 pm

I think you are right. Do you know if Formica wait until after hibernation to start a colony?

mrfroggy
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Re: Queen ant identification.

Post: # 51511Post mrfroggy
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:32 pm

I don't believe they do, but i have 2 Formica queens they laid one egg each then the workers came, I feed them but they haven't laid any more eggs. So if you found it under something she might have all ready laid her egg, but i'm not sure.

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Queen ant identification.

Post: # 51549Post TheRealAntMan
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:08 pm

mrfroggy wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:32 pm
I don't believe they do, but i have 2 Formica queens they laid one egg each then the workers came, I feed them but they haven't laid any more eggs. So if you found it under something she might have all ready laid her egg, but i'm not sure.
Formica do not hibernate with brood.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

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