Unknown Queens

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RyanBaxter2002
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Unknown Queens

Post: # 28810Post RyanBaxter2002
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:38 am

I caught three queen ants last night evening August 11 2017 on my driveway. I live in eastern north carolina US. Can you please identify the species of ant this is.
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YSTheAnt
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Re: Unknown Queens

Post: # 28811Post YSTheAnt
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:01 am

Can you tell us the size? By the looks of it it's camponotus sp. Or formica sp.
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Camponotus Modoc(6 workers)
Pheidole Spp (2 queens, about 10 workers)
Possibly parasitic Formica (further ID required)
Novomessor Cockerelli (10+ workers)

YSTheAnt
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Re: Unknown Queens

Post: # 28812Post YSTheAnt
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:02 am

I think formica or camponotus. Can you give us measurements?
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Keeper of:
Camponotus Modoc(6 workers)
Pheidole Spp (2 queens, about 10 workers)
Possibly parasitic Formica (further ID required)
Novomessor Cockerelli (10+ workers)

RyanBaxter2002
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Re: Unknown Queens

Post: # 28818Post RyanBaxter2002
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:26 pm

They are about .75 mm long.

RyanBaxter2002
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Re: Unknown Queens

Post: # 28819Post RyanBaxter2002
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:33 pm

.75 cm

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Unknown Queens

Post: # 28826Post Batspiderfish
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:47 pm

Pheidole sp. They are generally too difficult to identify to the species through normal photography.
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AntNoob1
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Re: Unknown Queens

Post: # 34041Post AntNoob1
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:09 pm

I have a ant identification key, ant it looks like an odorous house ant, supposedly they smell like blue cheese lol! but i'm still not sure.

AntNoob1
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Re: Unknown Queens

Post: # 34042Post AntNoob1
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:10 pm

oops, i said ant instead of and but it turned out to be like a pun lol.

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Re: Unknown Queens

Post: # 34043Post AntNoob1
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:11 pm

Oh, and I forgot to mention that the key is for southern US ants!

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