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A Formica sp. for ID Please


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#1 Offline RobertJ - Posted January 8 2019 - 11:57 PM

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1. Location (on a map) of collection: Strawberry, CA
2. Date of collection: September 2018
3. Habitat of collection: Not exactly certain as I wasn't there
4. Length (from head to gaster): 7/16" - 1/2"
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: Black with no noticeable hairs to speak of, glossy with a velvety gold appearance in light
6. Distinguishing characteristics: N/A
7. Distinguishing behavior: N/A
8. Nest description: N/A

9. Nuptial flight time and date: N/A

 

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Edited by RobertJ, January 9 2019 - 1:21 AM.


#2 Offline FSTP - Posted January 9 2019 - 12:34 AM

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Those are some really good pictures. But more information would be helpful. Please review this thread and follow the posting format. http://www.formicult...t-a-new-thread/

 

 

Precisely following these thread details is the fastest way to get a good ID from the members more experienced in this subject.


There are videos of my ants here: https://www.youtube....bN5yYK2KWXA0vQ?


#3 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted January 9 2019 - 8:17 AM

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Possibly Formica subpolita

Edited by YsTheAnt, January 9 2019 - 8:18 AM.


#4 Offline RobertJ - Posted January 9 2019 - 8:38 AM

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Too black for subpolita no? Could it be subaenescens?

#5 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted January 9 2019 - 3:01 PM

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Maybe. Color isn't the best way to tell, but subaenescens seems like a good guess.

#6 Offline RobertJ - Posted January 9 2019 - 3:11 PM

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I'm truly hoping to get a positive ID on her. I hate not knowing exactly what she is haha

#7 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted January 9 2019 - 4:31 PM

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Formica argentea maybe?
Keeper of: 3x Camponotus chromaides, 1x Temenothorax sp., x2 Subterranean termites. (Most of my colonies died.:*()




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