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#1 Offline Antz - Posted January 11 2019 - 8:17 AM

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need help identifying this ant species it was found it was found on a bathroom tile, yesterday their stings don't hurt either, that or they decided not to sting. They are mainly black from what I can tell at first I thought they were white-footed ant but am not sure. Location is south miami.
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Edited by Antz, January 11 2019 - 8:27 AM.


#2 Offline Manitobant - Posted January 11 2019 - 8:43 AM

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They look like black crazy ants (paratrechina longicornis)

#3 Offline Antz - Posted January 11 2019 - 11:19 AM

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Ah, thank you I had completely skipped over crazy ants.

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Edited by Antz, January 11 2019 - 11:21 AM.


#4 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 11 2019 - 7:06 PM

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Yeah, definitely seem to be Paratrechina sp. to me. I'd recognize that gangly lil guy anywhere xD

 

White footed ants are stocky and fairly short legged, you'd know them when you see them. The queens also look an aweful lot like the workers.


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#5 Offline Antz - Posted January 12 2019 - 12:25 AM

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Ah, thank for the information guys crazy ants have multiple queens in their colony right? I think I am may have caught another one today this time in the kitchen and was wondering if it is ok to introduce her to that colony.


Edited by Antz, January 12 2019 - 12:32 AM.


#6 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 14 2019 - 5:10 PM

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Paratrechina are polygynous, but they might attack each other if their colony introduction is not gradual.


Edited by Connectimyrmex, January 14 2019 - 5:10 PM.

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