Can you ID this queen, please?

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Canadant
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Can you ID this queen, please?

Post: # 24868Post Canadant
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:00 pm

Just found her. I'm stoked, but I have no idea what kind she is. I'm hoping tetramorium, but she seems big for that species (my uniformed newby opinion here).

Found on a sidewalk around the edge in the grass.
About 1 cm long. She's in an AntsCanada test tube in the pic, if that's a reference for you.
Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Evening time.
All black.

Beautiful!!!!

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Canadant
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Re: Can you ID this queen, please?

Post: # 24892Post Canadant
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:42 pm

I think now she is lasius niger. A good pet ant? I have four camponotus broods on the go in test tubes now.

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Re: Can you ID this queen, please?

Post: # 24903Post Batspiderfish
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:00 pm

I can't see any of the pictures because of Photobucket shenanigans, but Lasius niger are hardly ever found in North America. If this is Lasius, then L. alienus would be the most likely. These generally do not reach 10mm in size, so I am guessing that this is a Formica queen. No telling without seeing the images.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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Re: Can you ID this queen, please?

Post: # 25278Post Canadant
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:43 am

Image

http://imgur.com/a/IxSyd

http://imgur.com/6otwtSZ

http://imgur.com/ydcMEcy

http://imgur.com/ItdpO29

http://imgur.com/MVSuh8Y

Batspiderfish, I'm hopping over to the ants myrmecology forums. I think you're on there too. Not enough action here. Thanks for your help. I'm the same name over there as well.

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Phoenix
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 25305Post Phoenix
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:57 am

Camponotus Sp.
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 25346Post Canadant
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:31 pm

Phoenix wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:57 am
Camponotus Sp.
Really? What do you see that makes you think that?

Thanks,

Canadant

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Re: Can you ID this queen, please?

Post: # 25376Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:12 pm

Kudos to Phoenix for making IDs of foreign ants, but this is a Formica queen.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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Re: Can you ID this queen, please?

Post: # 25413Post Phoenix
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:07 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:12 pm
Kudos to Phoenix for making IDs of foreign ants, but this is a Formica queen.
Thanks; Still Trying To Brush Up My Skills On Foreign Ants.
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Re: Can you ID this queen, please?

Post: # 25420Post Jadeninja9
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:25 am

Phoenix wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:07 am
Batspiderfish wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:12 pm
Kudos to Phoenix for making IDs of foreign ants, but this is a Formica queen.
Thanks; Still Trying To Brush Up My Skills On Foreign Ants.
Formica queens, to me, sorta look like a Lasius and Camponotus hybrid.
Keeper of:
1x Camponotus Hyatti
7x Lasius alienus colonies

Founding:
1x Prenolepis imparis queen
1x Tetramorium immigrans
1x Camponotus cf. clarithorax

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Re: Can you ID this queen, please?

Post: # 25546Post Canadant
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:37 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:12 pm
Kudos to Phoenix for making IDs of foreign ants, but this is a Formica queen.
Appreciate the id. I owe you one.

Thanks,

Canadant

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