Queen Identification

Help with identifying the species your ants

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TheRealAntMan
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Re: Queen Identification

Post: # 58492Post TheRealAntMan
Mon May 20, 2019 9:15 pm

AntsIdaho wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:03 pm
On antmaps.org it says that C. Pennsylvanicus is found in Idaho
Antmaps also used to think Lasius nearcticus and Lasius umbratus :roll: were the same species and a bunch of other bull. So not the most reliable source.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

AntsIdaho
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Re: Queen Identification

Post: # 58493Post AntsIdaho
Mon May 20, 2019 9:18 pm

Thanks, probably should have trusted you at first :oops:
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1- Camponotus Modoc
1- Camponotus Vicinus
Both swith larvae!!

AntsIdaho
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Re: Queen Identification

Post: # 58494Post AntsIdaho
Mon May 20, 2019 9:21 pm

So am I getting this right: Queen one is C. Modoc and queen two is C. Vicinus?
Founding:
1- Camponotus Modoc
1- Camponotus Vicinus
Both swith larvae!!

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Queen Identification

Post: # 58496Post TheRealAntMan
Mon May 20, 2019 9:24 pm

Correct!
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

AntsIdaho
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Re: Queen Identification

Post: # 58497Post AntsIdaho
Mon May 20, 2019 9:27 pm

Thanks, I've been wondering the species and can now say what species they are.
Founding:
1- Camponotus Modoc
1- Camponotus Vicinus
Both swith larvae!!

AntsIdaho
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Re: Queen Identification

Post: # 58504Post AntsIdaho
Mon May 20, 2019 11:12 pm

I also checked antweb.org and they don't have C. Pennsylanicus listed.
Founding:
1- Camponotus Modoc
1- Camponotus Vicinus
Both swith larvae!!

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WillWithAnts
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Re: Queen Identification

Post: # 58531Post WillWithAnts
Tue May 21, 2019 4:04 pm

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:15 pm
AntsIdaho wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:03 pm
On antmaps.org it says that C. Pennsylvanicus is found in Idaho
Antmaps also used to think Lasius nearcticus and Lasius umbratus :roll: were the same species and a bunch of other bull. So not the most reliable source.
Can you let me in on the good sources?

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Queen Identification

Post: # 58535Post TheRealAntMan
Tue May 21, 2019 4:27 pm

WillWithAnts wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:04 pm
TheRealAntMan wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:15 pm
AntsIdaho wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:03 pm
On antmaps.org it says that C. Pennsylvanicus is found in Idaho
Antmaps also used to think Lasius nearcticus and Lasius umbratus :roll: were the same species and a bunch of other bull. So not the most reliable source.
Can you let me in on the good sources?
It's more of experience and remembrance for me :ugeek:. Antweb is a great source though, they are more accurate and specific with their information too.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

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WillWithAnts
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Re: Queen Identification

Post: # 58536Post WillWithAnts
Tue May 21, 2019 4:30 pm

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:27 pm
It's more of experience and remembrance for me :ugeek:. Antweb is a great source though, they are more accurate and specific with their information too.
Okay, cool! Well, we all appreciate the expertise. Do you have a professional background in this?

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Queen Identification

Post: # 58537Post TheRealAntMan
Tue May 21, 2019 5:04 pm

WillWithAnts wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:30 pm
TheRealAntMan wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:27 pm
It's more of experience and remembrance for me :ugeek:. Antweb is a great source though, they are more accurate and specific with their information too.
Okay, cool! Well, we all appreciate the expertise. Do you have a professional background in this?
Nope, just lots of research. I actually minored once in entomology, specifically in the order of Hymenoptera (only wasps though). That eventually led me to ants.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

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