Queens and colonies in CO need identification!

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GeoAntsCanadaFan
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Queens and colonies in CO need identification!

Post: # 67442Post GeoAntsCanadaFan
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:08 pm

Two ant colonies that I caught in stapleton CO, yes I live in two places. I have a feeling the smaller ones in the solo test tube are Tetramorium i'm unsure of the larger ones. I suspect that they are carpenter ants because of pictures i've seen of queens and workers and they spin cocoons but I would like to get a better answer from someone who is more experienced.

I caught both colonies around the middle of summer, the "tetramorium ants" are my first colony! The images were taken Feb 2 2020. "Tetramorium" ants have 9 workers now and unidentified ants 4 workers.

https://imgur.com/a/OFJWtzp

Good2Know15
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Re: Queens and colonies in CO need identification!

Post: # 67651Post Good2Know15
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:46 am

GeoAntsCanadaFan wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:08 pm
Two ant colonies that I caught in stapleton CO, yes I live in two places. I have a feeling the smaller ones in the solo test tube are Tetramorium i'm unsure of the larger ones. I suspect that they are carpenter ants because of pictures i've seen of queens and workers and they spin cocoons but I would like to get a better answer from someone who is more experienced.

I caught both colonies around the middle of summer, the "tetramorium ants" are my first colony! The images were taken Feb 2 2020. "Tetramorium" ants have 9 workers now and unidentified ants 4 workers.

https://imgur.com/a/OFJWtzp
Hi there,
The small ants appear to be Tetramorium sp, the bigger one looks to me to be a Formica or maybe Camponotus sp. A couple of (non blurry) pictures from the top and sides would help as well as their lenght measurements posted too. I am looking forward to it. Good luck!
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Keeper of:
Lasius niger, flavus, lasioides
Myrmica sp.
Messor barbarus & Messor sp.
Crematogaster scutellaris
Camponotus aethiops, ligniperdus
Solenopsis fugax
Temnothorax nylanderi :D

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