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Tiny camponotus queen?


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#1 Offline Tyler_Fishman - Posted August 11 2017 - 12:23 PM

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I found a little queen ant marching on some wood, she is identical to a camponotus queen, but smaller, any Ideas?

#2 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted August 11 2017 - 12:34 PM

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What does she measure(in millimeters).


Colonies I Keep:

Formica cf. pallidefulva     http://www.formicult...pdated-6222017/

Formica subsericea      http://www.formicult...ica-sp-journal/

Camponotus castaneus    http://www.formicult...taneus-journal/

Crematogaster ashmeadi     http://www.formicult...colony/?p=66053


#3 Offline Loops117 - Posted August 11 2017 - 12:36 PM

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That's about as descriptive as the car i saw earlier. it was smaller than a focus, and i know its a sedan.


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#4 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted August 11 2017 - 12:42 PM

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I'm guessing that if she isn't a Camponotus than she is Crematogaster. After all, C. caryae look just like Crematogaster  ;)


Edited by TennesseeAnts, August 11 2017 - 12:42 PM.

Colonies I Keep:

Formica cf. pallidefulva     http://www.formicult...pdated-6222017/

Formica subsericea      http://www.formicult...ica-sp-journal/

Camponotus castaneus    http://www.formicult...taneus-journal/

Crematogaster ashmeadi     http://www.formicult...colony/?p=66053


#5 Offline Tyler_Fishman - Posted August 11 2017 - 1:18 PM

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She is not a creamatogaster I am aware of what those queens look like, she's about the size of a normal camponotus gaster, as compared to my normal sized camponotus, I am not kidding when I say she looks Identical to a tiny version of camponotus Pennsylvanicus

#6 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted August 11 2017 - 1:22 PM

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Monomorium minimum?


Colonies I Keep:

Formica cf. pallidefulva     http://www.formicult...pdated-6222017/

Formica subsericea      http://www.formicult...ica-sp-journal/

Camponotus castaneus    http://www.formicult...taneus-journal/

Crematogaster ashmeadi     http://www.formicult...colony/?p=66053


#7 Offline Tyler_Fishman - Posted August 11 2017 - 1:22 PM

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She even has the one pointy node that connects her throax to her abdomen, so she is definitely of the camponotus sp.

#8 Offline Tyler_Fishman - Posted August 11 2017 - 1:36 PM

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Monomorium minimum?

much bigger

Monomorium minimum?

bigger
Oops messed up

#9 Offline Tyler_Fishman - Posted August 11 2017 - 1:39 PM

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http://arachnoboards...t-queen.297126/
perhaps this will work?

#10 Offline gcsnelling - Posted August 11 2017 - 2:39 PM

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Lets see a picture.


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#11 Online Nathant2131 - Posted August 11 2017 - 2:48 PM

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I agree with gcsnelling, but it could be Camponotus nearcticus or Camponotus caryae if it's about 10 mm long. Both species' queens can be uniformly black.


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#12 Offline Tyler_Fishman - Posted August 11 2017 - 3:08 PM

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Yes, its C. nearcticus, judging by the pictures of workers, whom I previously thought were a completely diffrent species, thanks
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