I need help Identifying this ant species

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Willplays100
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I need help Identifying this ant species

Post: # 82413Post Willplays100
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:18 pm

I just got back from a trip, It rained a lot while I was gone. I found multiple ant nuptial flights. I decided to capture one down the road. Here are some pictures of the ant. She was moving around a lot so it was hard to get good pictures :roll: .If you need some more I would be happy to add them. I hope someone can identify her :D . I live in Michigan, US, and it is September.
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SYUTEO
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Re: I need help Identifying this ant species

Post: # 82414Post SYUTEO
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:12 pm

That's a male of possibly in the Ponerinae subfamily.
Keeping:
2 Camponotus colony 1 Lepisiota colony 1 Solenopsis queen 1 Crematogaster queen
1 Meranoplus colony 1 Monomorium colony 1 Anochetus colony
Semi-claustral ant guide:https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=21693

Willplays100
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Re: I need help Identifying this ant species

Post: # 82416Post Willplays100
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:17 pm

Oh! :shock: Thank you, I guess I will have to see if I can find a Queen tomorrow!

Willplays100
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Re: I need help Identifying this ant species

Post: # 82476Post Willplays100
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:35 pm

Okay, I've gotten what I believe to be a Queen ant. Tell me if I'm wrong. I believe it has mated, it just started raining so I might go and catch another if there is another nuptial flight. I'm still not sure on the species. sorry about the quality of the camera its an iPhone 5. I'm in Michigan and it's September.
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SYUTEO
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Re: I need help Identifying this ant species

Post: # 82482Post SYUTEO
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:22 pm

Definitely a queen, looks to be Lasius neoniger.
Keeping:
2 Camponotus colony 1 Lepisiota colony 1 Solenopsis queen 1 Crematogaster queen
1 Meranoplus colony 1 Monomorium colony 1 Anochetus colony
Semi-claustral ant guide:https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=21693

Willplays100
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Re: I need help Identifying this ant species

Post: # 82484Post Willplays100
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:51 pm

Okay, Thank you! :D I'm going to look at the Hybrid Nest I have to see if mine works for this species!

Willplays100
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Re: I need help Identifying this ant species

Post: # 83845Post Willplays100
Sat Oct 09, 2021 9:24 pm

Hi again! I just found some more ants... I'm kind of getting a lot! :lol: I have them in some more test tubes. I'm pretty sure that queen #3 is another Lasius neoniger queen, but I'm not sure. I live in Michigan, US, if anyone can determine the species of these queen ants.

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Re: I need help Identifying this ant species

Post: # 83937Post AM1C39
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:48 am

The images are not working.
My current colonies:
The miniature military(formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi
the blazing nation(Myrmica alaskensis)

Willplays100
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Re: I need help Identifying this ant species

Post: # 83987Post Willplays100
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:15 pm

Oh weird, they're working for me.

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Re: I need help Identifying this ant species

Post: # 84039Post AntsLuxembourg
Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:40 am

Try to put them on imgur.com and then put that link in here. It's also easier to group multiple pictures that way.
Doing some proper research is the best way to start an antcolony.

Colonies:
1 - Messor Barbarus
Founding colonies:
2 - Lasius Niger Colony
Need help or want to help? https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=18153#p70566

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