Can I get some help identifying this (possible) Queen?

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Austin916
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Can I get some help identifying this (possible) Queen?

Post: # 34062Post Austin916
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:22 pm

Hello,
I caught what I think to be a queen in late November of last year in New Jersey, US. I have kept it in a test tube setup through winter and it has survived and now become more active as it has gotten warmer. When I first caught it, it had wings that have since fallen off, and it occasionally accepts honey I offer it. Can anyone tell me what this species might be and if it is a queen?
Here are the images, just copy and paste the link (Sorry for poor quality):
https://imgur.com/a/MkWVt
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MJSOLER
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Re: Can I get some help identifying this (possible) Queen?

Post: # 34072Post MJSOLER
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:11 pm

Looks like a lasius niger maybe wrong though.

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Re: Can I get some help identifying this (possible) Queen?

Post: # 34125Post AntNoob1
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:21 pm

I have a little chart that I use to help me identify ants, but I need to see a picture of her gaster to see if she has an acid pore. Also, what size is it?

Austin916
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Re: Can I get some help identifying this (possible) Queen?

Post: # 34167Post Austin916
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:29 pm

AntNoob1, I cant get a very clear picture of the gaster, but from what I can tell there is no acid pore. It is about 1 cm in length. I will keep trying to get a decent picture for you.
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antnest8
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Re: Can I get some help identifying this (possible) Queen?

Post: # 34177Post antnest8
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:04 am

where did you get that charts i thought most of them are for identifying workers.
keeper of
1 lasius umbratus
8 tetremorium queens
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

Alexander
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Re: Can I get some help identifying this (possible) Queen?

Post: # 34189Post Alexander
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:28 am

It is indeed a Queen.
However for me it sems like a harvester ant species maybe messor barbarus, i cant realy be sure because there is no clear picture of her gaster!
Hope this helped
Keeper of:
Lasius niger,
Messor barbarus
Campanotus Barbaricus
Pheidole Palidula

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Ants4fun
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Re: Can I get some help identifying this (possible) Queen?

Post: # 34355Post Ants4fun
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:29 pm

Crematogaster sp.

AntNoob1
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Re: Can I get some help identifying this (possible) Queen?

Post: # 34532Post AntNoob1
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:14 pm

Is there something on her thorax? (middle bit) it looks kind of bumpy.

Austin916
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Re: Can I get some help identifying this (possible) Queen?

Post: # 34535Post Austin916
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:45 pm

Yes, that was just two water droplets that got stuck on her. At first, i thought it may have been a mite but they have since gone away.
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Re: Can I get some help identifying this (possible) Queen?

Post: # 34920Post YSTheAnt
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:04 am

Crematogaster Spp.
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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)

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