Queen Identification

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AntsIdaho
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Location: Bose, Idaho U.S.A.

Queen Identification

Post: # 58391Post AntsIdaho
Sat May 18, 2019 8:21 pm

I am pretty sure that the fist queen is C.Pennsylvanicus The second queen I am not sure about may be C.Pennsylvanicus too.
This is the first queen:
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The first queen was caught on a wall in Boise, Idaho and is about 10 mm long
The second queen was caught in Boise, Idaho and was in my house and is about the same size.
Founding:
1- Camponotus Modoc
1- Camponotus Vicinus
Both swith larvae!!

AntsIdaho
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Re: Queen Identification

Post: # 58429Post AntsIdaho
Sun May 19, 2019 2:12 pm

This is the second queen:

Image Image Image
Founding:
1- Camponotus Modoc
1- Camponotus Vicinus
Both swith larvae!!

AntsIdaho
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This is the last picture of queen 2

Post: # 58444Post AntsIdaho
Sun May 19, 2019 5:12 pm

Image
Founding:
1- Camponotus Modoc
1- Camponotus Vicinus
Both swith larvae!!

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WillWithAnts
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Location: South Dakota

Re: Queen Identification

Post: # 58468Post WillWithAnts
Mon May 20, 2019 3:50 pm

Camponotus chromaiodes :)

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Queen Identification

Post: # 58480Post TheRealAntMan
Mon May 20, 2019 4:52 pm

Camponotus chromaiodes in Idaho? Those guys have never been recorded past the Rockies. This is Camponotus vicinus.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

AntsIdaho
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Re: Queen Identification

Post: # 58482Post AntsIdaho
Mon May 20, 2019 4:56 pm

Are you talking about queen 2?
Founding:
1- Camponotus Modoc
1- Camponotus Vicinus
Both swith larvae!!

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WillWithAnts
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Re: Queen Identification

Post: # 58483Post WillWithAnts
Mon May 20, 2019 4:57 pm

. . .Oops. I read "Idaho" and thought "Iowa" :oops:

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WillWithAnts
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Re: Queen Identification

Post: # 58484Post WillWithAnts
Mon May 20, 2019 4:57 pm

Yes, Queen 2

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Queen Identification

Post: # 58486Post TheRealAntMan
Mon May 20, 2019 5:16 pm

Also Camponotus pennsylvanicus isn't found past the Rockies either. What you have is Camponotus modoc.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

AntsIdaho
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Re: Queen Identification

Post: # 58491Post AntsIdaho
Mon May 20, 2019 9:03 pm

On antmaps.org it says that C. Pennsylvanicus is found in Idaho but I believe you about C. Vicinus and looking at photographs queen 1 does look similar to C. Modoc.
Founding:
1- Camponotus Modoc
1- Camponotus Vicinus
Both swith larvae!!

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