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Aphaenogaster rudis or myrmica sp.? (ID request)


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#1 Online T.C. - Posted May 18 2017 - 10:48 AM

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I caught two young colonies of this species under boards scattered around rail road tracks. The funny thing about these guys is they don't mind vibrations or being moved. I assume it's because the train put off so much vibration they were used to it. Anyways, I couldn't believe my luck. I got these two colonies only after ten minutes of searching. (with queen) I also found a formica colony in its founding stages but the queen wasn't no where to be found. Thsee are pictures of colony #1.

Can I get some more opinions on the species?




Edited by T.C., May 18 2017 - 2:52 PM.


#2 Offline Canadian anter - Posted May 18 2017 - 12:15 PM

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It's a variation of myrmica called "heck no this is Aphaenogaster rudis"

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#3 Offline Martialis - Posted May 18 2017 - 12:39 PM

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It's a variation of myrmica called "heck no this is Aphaenogaster rudis"

 I have this variation as well.



#4 Online T.C. - Posted May 18 2017 - 2:41 PM

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Can I get some more opinions on the species? If better pictures are needed, I can get them.

Edited by T.C., May 18 2017 - 2:53 PM.


#5 Offline Nathant2131 - Posted May 18 2017 - 3:21 PM

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It is Aphaenogaster.

#6 Offline GXF - Posted May 18 2017 - 3:25 PM

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I agree with Canadian anter. It's Aphaenogaster.



#7 Offline Batspiderfish - Posted May 18 2017 - 5:52 PM

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I wouldn't be able to identify to the species from these pictures.


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#8 Online T.C. - Posted May 18 2017 - 7:57 PM

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I wouldn't be able to identify to the species from these pictures.


That's what I figured. Better pictures coming soon.

#9 Online T.C. - Posted May 19 2017 - 7:36 AM

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Can this be moved to ID requests. When I first posted it I never meant it to be for an ID.




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