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Yellow Jacket Queen?


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#1 Offline CNewton - Posted April 24 2018 - 3:15 AM

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Location: Western New York, USA
Date: 4/24/18
Habitat: My Office... building is surrounded by fields and woods.
Length: Approx: 20mm, I'm not going to take her out of the small container I have her in to get exact unless you really need it.
 
 
My office is within the center of a building, there's no windows or even an outside connecting wall. This would be the 2nd queen finding her way in, the first being a Tetramorium. She seems pretty docile considering she's a yellow jacket. She readily accepted some soda and some rehydrated fruit. I have her in a deli cup with a small damp paper towel.  If she is a queen, what next? Not that I'll be allowed to keep this, I'm barely squeaking by with ants in the house!
 
 
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#2 Offline dermy - Posted April 24 2018 - 3:32 AM

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This looks like a Vespula maculifrons queen. [hard to tell with the pictures] I'd release her since she may have a nest somewhere or was inside looking for a nesting location. They are really hard to keep in Captivity.


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#3 Offline T.C. - Posted April 25 2018 - 7:48 AM

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Considering the time of the year, it is likely a "queen".



#4 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted April 25 2018 - 12:31 PM

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Definitely a queen, with the large thorax and spots under the abdomen stripes.


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#5 Offline StayLoki - Posted May 3 2018 - 12:30 PM

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Beautiful little lady tho!!
To keep or not to keep hehe

#6 Offline CNewton - Posted May 3 2018 - 12:49 PM

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I released her. Maybe some time I will try my hand at wasps.



#7 Offline StayLoki - Posted May 3 2018 - 1:02 PM

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I'm sure it's super advanced keeping..'outta my league but I really enjoyed the pictures Newton!!
I don't usually see them like that when I'm running from them :lol:
Thanks for sharing!!




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