Unknown queen ant

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Unknown queen ant

Post: # 41289Post LiveMalik
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:12 pm

Hey Ant fam,
Need help identifying queen ant caught in the bronx ,NY on July 8th.https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sB8hJHfloNriu-lID6MAHPUyGq3REpG4/view?usp=drivesdk
Here is a Google drive link. Thanks

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Re: Unknown queen ant

Post: # 41292Post Pabloof7
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:26 pm

I think it is tetramorium but I am also new to this, dont trust me much. Better to wait for the answer of a veteran
x1 Tapinoma erraticum
x2 Lasius niger

x7 Camponotus
x1 Unknown

Tetramorium sp


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Re: Unknown queen ant

Post: # 41293Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:27 pm

Better lighting and a measurement will be necessary to do a proper ID. Has the looks of Lasius aphidicolus, but again I can't see it very well.
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Re: Unknown queen ant

Post: # 41296Post LiveMalik
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:09 pm

I thought it was a tetramorium spe E also. but she has not laid eggs in first week. i am new to the hobby and she is my 2nd queen i have caught. i thought the 1st one was a tetra queen but they are differant. My 1st queen has workers alredy at the 1 month stage. i will try to upload better pics when i check on her again. thanks

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Re: Unknown queen ant

Post: # 41314Post artulark
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:55 pm

Definitely not Tetramorium, looks like Formica fusca to me but I can't really tell here.
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Re: Unknown queen ant

Post: # 41431Post LiveMalik
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:08 pm

just added a better lighted pic. Anyone got a clue ? no eggs in a week plus now
same google drive as last pic. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WKk2Ld9UaIHy8OLOh5KZXigEFHN00pIM/view?usp=sharing

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