Very small ant queens, very small indeed! (IN MAINE) PLEASE HELP!

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Very small ant queens, very small indeed! (IN MAINE) PLEASE HELP!

Post: # 58603Post AGENTSCEPTILE
Thu May 23, 2019 2:15 pm

Hi, I'm working on better pics, but here's the info-
All of which I found were just under the surface of the ground,
Early summer, late spring here in Maine,
Found them few weeks ago now, no eggs but are just fine (Sneaky buggers are trying to make nests in the cotton :lol: )
Please help! :) :mrgreen:
https://imgur.com/a/beAbfqM
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Post: # 58604Post AGENTSCEPTILE
Thu May 23, 2019 2:38 pm

UPDATE- the smaller ant queen has gotten sick :cry: , and I am nursing her, BUT-
My well and good queen has new pictures! :)
https://imgur.com/a/BINX2vW
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Re: Very small ant queens, very small indeed! (IN MAINE) PLEASE HELP!

Post: # 58645Post JoeHostile1
Fri May 24, 2019 9:52 am

Image
Keeping:
Tetramorium immigrans * Lasius Neoniger * Lasius Claviger * Messor Aciculatus * Myrmica Rubra * Camponotus Novaeboracensis * Camponotus Turkastanus * Pheidole Pallidula

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Re: Very small ant queens, very small indeed! (IN MAINE) PLEASE HELP!

Post: # 58648Post TheRealAntMan
Fri May 24, 2019 12:14 pm

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

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Re: Very small ant queens, very small indeed! (IN MAINE) PLEASE HELP!

Post: # 58649Post JoeHostile1
Fri May 24, 2019 12:54 pm

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:14 pm
Lasius americanus.
How can you tell it apart from a Neoniger?
Keeping:
Tetramorium immigrans * Lasius Neoniger * Lasius Claviger * Messor Aciculatus * Myrmica Rubra * Camponotus Novaeboracensis * Camponotus Turkastanus * Pheidole Pallidula

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Post: # 58656Post AGENTSCEPTILE
Fri May 24, 2019 3:00 pm

Also, this IS a queen, right?
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Re: Very small ant queens, very small indeed! (IN MAINE) PLEASE HELP!

Post: # 58659Post WillWithAnts
Fri May 24, 2019 3:53 pm

AGENTSCEPTILE wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 3:00 pm
Also, this IS a queen, right?
Yes!

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Re: Very small ant queens, very small indeed! (IN MAINE) PLEASE HELP!

Post: # 58662Post TheRealAntMan
Fri May 24, 2019 4:36 pm

JoeHostile1 wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:54 pm
TheRealAntMan wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:14 pm
Lasius americanus.
How can you tell it apart from a Neoniger?
L. neoniger isn't flying right now. Only L. americanus and several parasitic Lasius are flying are right now
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

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Post: # 58677Post AGENTSCEPTILE
Sat May 25, 2019 6:39 am

Thank you VERY much! I have been trying to ID this for 2 years!
As for laying eggs, however, I don't think she will be laying anytime soon as I have her all safe in a test tube for a few weeks now without eggs, I think this is possible due to the fact that the end of her gaster is kind of squished/pushed in :(
Thank you so much and have a Happy Anting 2019! :mrgreen:
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