Queen ID

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invjang
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Queen ID

Post: # 22432Post invjang
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:47 pm

I've caught a big black ant on pavement near coffee shop 3 days ago. I researched out what it is and almost concluded it is a black carpenter ant. I am pretty sure it is a queen, but I would like to make sure from the experience ants keepers here that my conclusion is correct.

Ant size : little bit less than 1 inch but larger than 3/4 inch.
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Re: Queen ID

Post: # 22442Post invjang
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:22 pm

Images are not properly posted. I don't know why this is so complicated.
Anyway I tried may different ways but every attempt failed. Even worse, after few tries, my editing capability was restricted. I don't know what to make of it.
So I put my google drive foloer:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Byp-TASSz9c6b2toMVFOTUMxZWM
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Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Formica sp.

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Re: Queen ID

Post: # 22446Post Batspiderfish
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:17 pm

This should have gone in the ID section. Camponotus pennsylvanicus.

The image brackets only work when you link to the image URL -- in your case, you were linking to Google's display page of the image. I agree that the restriction on editing posts is a very unique spam countermeasure found only on this forum.

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Re: Queen ID

Post: # 22450Post invjang
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:53 pm

Thanks for the quick response and identification of scientific name.
This was my first post and I've seen many queen ID in the post. That's why I started here.
Soon I realized there is a forum solely dedicated to the ID.
My apologies.
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Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Formica sp.

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Re: Queen ID

Post: # 22590Post DrDramaticElk1
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:07 pm

its definitely a queen because of its thorax, you can tell that this is true because of its size... queens (and males) need this size to store there wing muscles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXs9BLdgoBY&t=293s
keeper (hopefully) of camponotus :D

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