I need help identiyfing a queen

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AdamKnapp
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I need help identiyfing a queen

Post: # 22707Post AdamKnapp
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:00 pm

Hello! sorry to bother you guys again, but I need help to identify this queen.[http://imgur.com/a/AXG4r][http://imgur.com/a/VkGtm] I caught her on last Tuesday (June 6) in a forest in Va (Found her in leaf litter. She is a little over 3/4s of an inch. She has laid two eggs, hates lights, laid her eggs in different batches, and stays around her eggs. Thanks again! :) Please give me some tips of how to take care of whatever she is. :D

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Re: I need help identiyfing a queen

Post: # 22714Post idahoantgirl
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:27 pm

We need pictures from the side to help Identifly properly. looks like a camonotus to me.
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Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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AdamKnapp
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Re: I need help identiyfing a queen

Post: # 22720Post AdamKnapp
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:39 pm

[http://imgur.com/SZr3n4W][/http://imgur.com/JGWqbKF] I think it might be Camponotus castaneus

Martialis
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Re: I need help identiyfing a queen

Post: # 22724Post Martialis
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:59 pm

Measurements?
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AdamKnapp
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Re: I need help identiyfing a queen

Post: # 22726Post AdamKnapp
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:03 pm

she is about 20 mm

Martialis
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Re: I need help identiyfing a queen

Post: # 22729Post Martialis
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:09 pm

Then most definitely C. castaneus. Beautiful queen!
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AdamKnapp
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Re: I need help identiyfing a queen

Post: # 22730Post AdamKnapp
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:16 pm

thank you so much!!!!!!!! :D Also if you look at the pictures, you will see two eggs and one of them is a yellowish color. Is that normal? And do you have any tips on taking care of her? Once again thank you sooooooooooo much!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

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Re: I need help identiyfing a queen

Post: # 22734Post Batspiderfish
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:03 pm

Camponotus eggs are usually yellow, sometimes pink.
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Re: I need help identiyfing a queen

Post: # 22770Post xTNxANTMANx
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:53 pm

Most definately Camponotus castaneus! My favorite Camponotus species
Keeping:
Camponotus subbarbatus
Formica pallidefulva
Formica subsericea x2
Lasius sp
Tetramorium immigrans x2
Unknown sp.

Founding:
Formica pallidefulva x2
Unknown sp

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