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Trinidad, Caribbean (Tropical Climate) 06-12-2018

antid queen

Best Answer antTrini , Yesterday, 3:23 AM

The head on this queen looks rather flat in some of these images and the coloration matches one beautiful, rare species, Cephalotes umbraculatus. I am not too confident with that answer and I would have to see better pictures of her to confirm, but that's what she looks like. If she is, you are extremely luck. It's my favorite species within the genus and I hope she does good!

Yeah sorry, the quality is rather poor. She was very small and that was the only time she stopped moving. Taking those pictures alone were very difficult with my cheap phone. Anyway unfortunately that isn't the species. I know of that species, Cephalotes umbraculatus - we have a lot of those where I am from in Trinidad, in the Caribbean. I can find them in some parks usually walking up and down some of the larger trees. They are the big black ones, I haven't seen any other colour.

 

Anyway with regards to the Queen ant I found, I have decided to let her go as i realized I didn't have the resources to take of her as well as I would have liked. All of my resources are going into my Camponotus Atriceps colony(the one you ID'd for me). Thanks for trying though.

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#1 Offline antTrini - Posted December 6 2018 - 5:13 PM

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Hi Guys,

 

Is this an ant queen? If so, can you tell me which species?

 

https://imgur.com/a/XPQFF2Z

 

thank you :D


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#2 Offline FSTP - Posted December 6 2018 - 5:22 PM

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Those pictures likely are not detailed enough to get a good ID. 

 

Also if you could please follow the ID  guildlines outlined in this thread it would be most helpful.

http://www.formicult...t-a-new-thread/


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#3 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted December 6 2018 - 5:22 PM

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It does appear to be a winged queen. For an ID please get more pictures and follow the template
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#4 Offline CloudtheDinosaurKing - Posted December 7 2018 - 8:16 AM

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The head on this queen looks rather flat in some of these images and the coloration matches one beautiful, rare species, Cephalotes umbraculatus. I am not too confident with that answer and I would have to see better pictures of her to confirm, but that's what she looks like. If she is, you are extremely luck. It's my favorite species within the genus and I hope she does good!


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#5 Offline antTrini - Posted Yesterday, 3:23 AM   Best Answer

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The head on this queen looks rather flat in some of these images and the coloration matches one beautiful, rare species, Cephalotes umbraculatus. I am not too confident with that answer and I would have to see better pictures of her to confirm, but that's what she looks like. If she is, you are extremely luck. It's my favorite species within the genus and I hope she does good!

Yeah sorry, the quality is rather poor. She was very small and that was the only time she stopped moving. Taking those pictures alone were very difficult with my cheap phone. Anyway unfortunately that isn't the species. I know of that species, Cephalotes umbraculatus - we have a lot of those where I am from in Trinidad, in the Caribbean. I can find them in some parks usually walking up and down some of the larger trees. They are the big black ones, I haven't seen any other colour.

 

Anyway with regards to the Queen ant I found, I have decided to let her go as i realized I didn't have the resources to take of her as well as I would have liked. All of my resources are going into my Camponotus Atriceps colony(the one you ID'd for me). Thanks for trying though.


Edited by antTrini, Yesterday, 3:27 AM.






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