Ant queen identification help?!

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Re: Ant queen identification help?!

Post: # 56964Post BarsheepTashooo
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:10 pm

dear pez1077

you should probably put a photo and sizing so that we know what species it is. or if you know what it looks like it maybe a clear description of its characteristics.
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Re: Ant queen identification help?!

Post: # 57275Post Scottford
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:44 pm

ImageCan yall help me identify if this is a queen and what spices? They treat her like one dragging her around. Also idk if the pic posted I tried like 20 times

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Re: Ant queen identification help?!

Post: # 57279Post MadVampy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:01 am

Scottford wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:44 pm
ImageCan yall help me identify if this is a queen and what spices? They treat her like one dragging her around. Also idk if the pic posted I tried like 20 times
Please look at this posting on how to post pictures on the AntsCanada Ants Forums.

https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=162
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Ant queen identification help?!

Post: # 58253Post OnoAnts
Tue May 14, 2019 4:17 pm

Hi everyone! I just caught a queen any and would appreciate some help with identification. She is a rusty brown color and about 1cm long, not including her antennae. Caught in the west side, central Nevada. Mahalo pleanty for the help!

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Re: Ant queen identification help?!

Post: # 58277Post JoeHostile1
Wed May 15, 2019 7:27 am

You should make your own post so it’s easier for people to see rather than replying to someone else’s post.

Looks like you have there Solenopsis invicta (RED IMPORTED FIRE ANT). I can’t be sure though because I don’t have any experience with this species so you will need a second opinion.
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Tetramorium immigrans * Lasius Neoniger * Lasius Claviger * Messor Aciculatus * Myrmica Rubra * Camponotus Novaeboracensis * Camponotus Turkastanus * Pheidole Pallidula

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Re: Ant queen identification help?!

Post: # 58279Post JoeHostile1
Wed May 15, 2019 7:51 am

Actually it looks too small to be a solenopsis invicta queen. Looks more like a solenopsis invicta major, but the thorax does look like it is a queen so I have no idea. This is why I don’t ID queens lol.

Could be Myrmica Rubra? European fire ant. Too early for them to be flying though.
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Tetramorium immigrans * Lasius Neoniger * Lasius Claviger * Messor Aciculatus * Myrmica Rubra * Camponotus Novaeboracensis * Camponotus Turkastanus * Pheidole Pallidula

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Re: Ant queen identification help?!

Post: # 58296Post TheRealAntMan
Wed May 15, 2019 6:57 pm

OnoAnts wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 4:17 pm
Hi everyone! I just caught a queen any and would appreciate some help with identification. She is a rusty brown color and about 1cm long, not including her antennae. Caught in the west side, central Nevada. Mahalo pleanty for the help!

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Pogonomyrmex queen.
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Re: Ant queen identification help?!

Post: # 64374Post Good2Know15
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:35 pm

Hi there!

- https://imgur.com/gallery/uynOzXi This is a Camponotus queen and she looks like a Camponotus castaneus queen to me :)

- https://imgur.com/gallery/hfotcb1 This is also a Camponotus queen and she looks like a black Camponotus turkestanus or Camponotus cf. nigriceps queen :?: Where exactly did you find her (country/state)?

- The last dark red ant is a Pogonomyrmex queen ;)

- Also don't take out the winged queens, they could have mated. Camponotus tend to take more time to lay eggs than other ant species do. Just leave them in peace and dark in a test tube setup for about a week or two and then check on them if they laid any eggs. Also Camponotus are fully claustral species, while Pogonomyrmex are semi-claustral => they need an outworld and food during their founding stage.

- Beautiful pictures btw :lol:

- Good luck!
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14x Lasius niger
1x Lasius flavus
2x Lasius lasioides
1x Myrmica rubra
1x Messor barbarus
1x Messor wasmanni
3x Solenopsis fugax
1x Crematogaster scutellaris
1x Camponotus aethiops
1x Camponotus ligniperdus :lol:

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Re: Ant queen identification help?!

Post: # 64375Post LasiusSapien
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:45 pm

OnoAnts wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 4:17 pm
Hi everyone! I just caught a queen any and would appreciate some help with identification. She is a rusty brown color and about 1cm long, not including her antennae. Caught in the west side, central Nevada. Mahalo pleanty for the help!

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that's a manica rubida queen here's a pic of mine

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1x Lasius Niger - early forging stage - 60-100 workers
1x Messor Barbarus - founding stage - <20 workers
1x Camponotus Turkestanus - claustral stage - 1 nanitic + brood
1x Odontoponera Transversa - semi-claustral stage - no eggs

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Re: Ant queen identification help?!

Post: # 64456Post Good2Know15
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:49 pm

LasiusSapien wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:45 pm
that's a manica rubida queen here's a pic of mine

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In my opionion she looks more like a Pogonomyrmex queen. Her thorax seems too short for that of a Manica rubida queen to me :| She also seems to have a bigger square head in comparison to her thorax in the second picture. That's what is confusing me...
Here are some examples:

https://ibb.co/ZTYxj09
https://ibb.co/SvTgW69
https://ibb.co/2YY5Qzb
https://ibb.co/tcFY2dq

Could you first tell us where did you find that queen? That would make it really helpful ;)
Keeper of:
14x Lasius niger
1x Lasius flavus
2x Lasius lasioides
1x Myrmica rubra
1x Messor barbarus
1x Messor wasmanni
3x Solenopsis fugax
1x Crematogaster scutellaris
1x Camponotus aethiops
1x Camponotus ligniperdus :lol:

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