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CA bay area, what Camponotus species?

id identification camponotus bay area

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#1 Offline Derek451 - Posted June 26 2019 - 8:20 PM


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Just bought this Camponotus colony from a seller claiming that they're Camponotus maritimus. Is that correct?

Date: June 26, 2019

Location: California Bay Area

Body color is hard to tell; It seems that the nanitics' thoraxes are a slightly brownish color, but very hard to tell because their whole body is very dark. However, I can say that their legs are definitely a brownish color, a lighter shade than the thorax.

Picture attached (just one because it's about the only angle I can get right now)


Edited by Derek451, June 26 2019 - 8:42 PM.

#2 Offline NickAnter - Posted June 27 2019 - 8:05 AM


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We need measurememts to get an ID. Using the ID format is needed to make an ID. She does seem like maritimus to me though.

Edited by NickAnter, June 27 2019 - 8:05 AM.

Currently keeping:             

Camponotus hyatti (1, single queen, 1 worker.)                     "Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground." -Theodore Roosevelt

                                                                                              "Either you will control your government, or government will control you." -Ronald Reagan

                                                                                "Leadership is the art is getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it." -                                                                                   Dwight  D. Eisenhower



Currently founding:

---Solenopsis molesta(2 tubes  with five in one and two in the other.  )

---Monomorium cf. minimum(1 queen) Pheidole navigans(9 separate queens) Hypoponera sp. (1 queen)  Nylanderia vividula(1)

Hoping to get soon:Camponotus fragilis,Lasius pallitarsis and brevicornis,Formica argentea,Stigmatomma pallipes/oregonense and Pogonomyrmex californicus.

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