I collected these ants on the 15/10/18 from my backyard in Adelaide, SA, Australia (summer's just around the corner). Found a trail of them on the pavement, and the entrance of their nest seems to be in between the gaps of two pavement stones. They are approximately 2mm in length and show no signs of aggressiveness (I picked them up and they didn't bite or sting, they just tried to run away).
I gave the colony a sugar solution and honey solution a few days before I collected these ants, and they showed great interest in both, especially the honey solution.
I'll be needing to collect some ants from Adelaide of the same species, and it'll help me greatly in my report if I know the classification of these ants. From research, my best guess is Ochetellus glaber or Lasius niger (but apparently these are not found in Australia)
Can someone help me accurately identify them?
Edited by TotallyYogurt, October 16 2018 - 4:46 AM.