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#1 Offline DarkmiseryTC - Posted December 30 2017 - 5:55 PM

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so i went out earlier and got 4 ants... i'm not sure if they are queens or not (they might just be majors.( but they were Bigger then the other ants in the area.

 

Ant one: 

39398421821_e1d805c18a_z.jpg2017-12-31 11.27.43 HDR by Dark Misery, on Flickr

 

Ant two:

27621202729_d96cf5310d_z.jpg2017-12-31 11.28.17 by Dark Misery, on Flickr

 

Ant Three:

25528243118_9a2b7b7e4d_k.jpg2017-12-31 11.28.05 HDR by Dark Misery, on Flickr

 

Ant four:

27621199789_0145e749d7_z.jpg2017-12-31 11.27.18 HDR by Dark Misery, on Flickr

 

Sorry for the bad camera work i can't afford anything better then an Iphone



#2 Online Phoenix - Posted December 30 2017 - 7:59 PM

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Ant 1 ~ Queen

Ant 2 - 4 ~ Workers


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#3 Offline DarkmiseryTC - Posted December 30 2017 - 9:41 PM

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Ant 1 ~ Queen

Ant 2 - 4 ~ Workers

thank you



#4 Offline T.C. - Posted December 30 2017 - 10:53 PM

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Yes, @phoenix is correct. A little bit clearer photo on the first would be nice to be sure however. The species would be appear to be first, formica sp. and the other three to be camponotous sp.

And are you the dark misery version of me? :P

Edited by T.C., December 30 2017 - 10:56 PM.

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#5 Offline LC3 - Posted December 31 2017 - 1:37 AM

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My 2 cents.

First queen, too blurry to tell anything. Second one looks like an Iridomyrmex worker, Iridomyrmex purpureus perhaps. Based on the second guess I wouldn't think it's too far fetched for the queen to be an Iridomyrmex queen. Last two are Camponotus, minor and major worker respectively.  I think they're Camponotus aeneopilosus, they seem to be a pretty common find in Australia.

 

I have no clue how Australia ants work.


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#6 Offline VoidElecent - Posted December 31 2017 - 5:41 AM

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Please refer to identification thread template in the future, it would make it easier for all of us.

 

I don't know too much about Australian ants either, but LC3's guess seems pretty accurate to me.


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#7 Offline Spamdy - Posted December 31 2017 - 8:22 AM

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Think it's a safe bet to say the queen is Iridomyrmex bicknelli. For the rest I believe LC3 is correct.


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