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Queen ant ID request + Other maybe Queen 20 May 2018 Go To Second Page

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Best Answer Batspiderfish , May 24 2018 - 1:01 PM

I'm not totally confident in my Formica ID now that I can see that she is not one solid color, but I'd need to view the hairs on her body to make a more accurate identification.

Your other queen is Myrmica sp.

Don't forget measurements! It's part of the rules for ID requests.

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#1 Offline DrygonKing - Posted May 20 2018 - 7:55 PM

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This is the ant I found I am fairly sure it is a Queen.
I live in Calgary Alberta.
The Queen is fairly shiny and smooth.
Ant is all black.
It is chilling in my test tube set up is not doing really anything.
I found it around 4 to 6 ish.
There was no other ants the same size but there where some the same shape and colour and texture.
I found it in my garden turning the soil.
This is my first time doing this so I don’t know all the details I need to tell.
Trying to post pic too says I’m not allowed to attach a jpeg file

If new go to second page that’s where we are at

Edited by DrygonKing, May 24 2018 - 6:21 AM.

Current Queens:
Formica argentea (1)
Camponotus modoc (1)
Camponotus herculeanus (1)

Queens I Have Found:
Lasius alienus
Lasius subumbratus
Formica podzolica
Formica argentea
Formica (parasitic)
Camponotus sp.
Myrmica sp.


Queens currently looking for:
Myrmica spp.


Queens once more experienced:
Carebara diversa
Myrmecocystus
Odontomachus Sp.

#2 Offline nurbs - Posted May 20 2018 - 8:04 PM

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#3 Offline DrygonKing - Posted May 20 2018 - 8:05 PM

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Why won’t it let me upload a file from my iPad?
K will do
Current Queens:
Formica argentea (1)
Camponotus modoc (1)
Camponotus herculeanus (1)

Queens I Have Found:
Lasius alienus
Lasius subumbratus
Formica podzolica
Formica argentea
Formica (parasitic)
Camponotus sp.
Myrmica sp.


Queens currently looking for:
Myrmica spp.


Queens once more experienced:
Carebara diversa
Myrmecocystus
Odontomachus Sp.

#4 Offline DrygonKing - Posted May 20 2018 - 8:16 PM

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What link thing in imgur should I use?
Also the ant is one cm exactly
Current Queens:
Formica argentea (1)
Camponotus modoc (1)
Camponotus herculeanus (1)

Queens I Have Found:
Lasius alienus
Lasius subumbratus
Formica podzolica
Formica argentea
Formica (parasitic)
Camponotus sp.
Myrmica sp.


Queens currently looking for:
Myrmica spp.


Queens once more experienced:
Carebara diversa
Myrmecocystus
Odontomachus Sp.

#5 Offline DrygonKing - Posted May 20 2018 - 8:19 PM

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Here try this
http://imgur.com/doqDBbe
Current Queens:
Formica argentea (1)
Camponotus modoc (1)
Camponotus herculeanus (1)

Queens I Have Found:
Lasius alienus
Lasius subumbratus
Formica podzolica
Formica argentea
Formica (parasitic)
Camponotus sp.
Myrmica sp.


Queens currently looking for:
Myrmica spp.


Queens once more experienced:
Carebara diversa
Myrmecocystus
Odontomachus Sp.

#6 Offline DrygonKing - Posted May 20 2018 - 8:30 PM

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http://imgur.com/5aSQSLn
http://imgur.com/QKMphlf
http://imgur.com/ilWj4Uv
http://imgur.com/Tkf1JWr
What do you think it is?
Current Queens:
Formica argentea (1)
Camponotus modoc (1)
Camponotus herculeanus (1)

Queens I Have Found:
Lasius alienus
Lasius subumbratus
Formica podzolica
Formica argentea
Formica (parasitic)
Camponotus sp.
Myrmica sp.


Queens currently looking for:
Myrmica spp.


Queens once more experienced:
Carebara diversa
Myrmecocystus
Odontomachus Sp.

#7 Offline T.C. - Posted May 20 2018 - 8:42 PM

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The pictures aren't all that great, but from what I am seeing maybe, (Big maybe) Formica sp.



#8 Offline DrygonKing - Posted May 20 2018 - 8:43 PM

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I can’t really get better pics till morning
Current Queens:
Formica argentea (1)
Camponotus modoc (1)
Camponotus herculeanus (1)

Queens I Have Found:
Lasius alienus
Lasius subumbratus
Formica podzolica
Formica argentea
Formica (parasitic)
Camponotus sp.
Myrmica sp.


Queens currently looking for:
Myrmica spp.


Queens once more experienced:
Carebara diversa
Myrmecocystus
Odontomachus Sp.

#9 Offline DrygonKing - Posted May 21 2018 - 7:09 AM

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also I very new to this so what does the sp stand for? I did a google search and came up empty.


Current Queens:
Formica argentea (1)
Camponotus modoc (1)
Camponotus herculeanus (1)

Queens I Have Found:
Lasius alienus
Lasius subumbratus
Formica podzolica
Formica argentea
Formica (parasitic)
Camponotus sp.
Myrmica sp.


Queens currently looking for:
Myrmica spp.


Queens once more experienced:
Carebara diversa
Myrmecocystus
Odontomachus Sp.

#10 Offline T.C. - Posted May 21 2018 - 7:33 AM

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also I very new to this so what does the sp stand for? I did a google search and came up empty.

I see, well read this. A PSA about terminology and formatting in myrmecology and taxonomy.



#11 Offline DrygonKing - Posted May 21 2018 - 8:02 AM

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Ahhhhh. Ok i get it
And here are some better pics
http://imgur.com/B75wScs
http://imgur.com/CgM8RA5
http://imgur.com/0UVRuKD
Current Queens:
Formica argentea (1)
Camponotus modoc (1)
Camponotus herculeanus (1)

Queens I Have Found:
Lasius alienus
Lasius subumbratus
Formica podzolica
Formica argentea
Formica (parasitic)
Camponotus sp.
Myrmica sp.


Queens currently looking for:
Myrmica spp.


Queens once more experienced:
Carebara diversa
Myrmecocystus
Odontomachus Sp.

#12 Offline T.C. - Posted May 21 2018 - 8:06 AM

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Judging by this image, it's Lasius umbratus.

 

 



#13 Online Canadian anter - Posted May 21 2018 - 8:07 AM

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Most likely some sort of Serviformica


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#14 Online Canadian anter - Posted May 21 2018 - 8:08 AM

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Judging by this image, it's Lasius umbratus.

 

 

 

Many of the images seem to have legs that are too short, additionally, from some angles the head is a lot smaller in relation (excluding that one)

 

especially this one : https://imgur.com/0UVRuKD


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#15 Offline DrygonKing - Posted May 21 2018 - 12:46 PM

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also got another that looks the same from the same spot. pics soon! also the first one laid four eggs!! so know I know its a queen at least. thanks for all the feedback

The first Queen has laid four eggs but does not seem interested in them and is not that near them. Is that normal?

Edited by DrygonKing, May 24 2018 - 10:27 AM.

Current Queens:
Formica argentea (1)
Camponotus modoc (1)
Camponotus herculeanus (1)

Queens I Have Found:
Lasius alienus
Lasius subumbratus
Formica podzolica
Formica argentea
Formica (parasitic)
Camponotus sp.
Myrmica sp.


Queens currently looking for:
Myrmica spp.


Queens once more experienced:
Carebara diversa
Myrmecocystus
Odontomachus Sp.

#16 Offline DrygonKing - Posted May 21 2018 - 4:40 PM

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Edited by DrygonKing, May 24 2018 - 10:29 AM.

Current Queens:
Formica argentea (1)
Camponotus modoc (1)
Camponotus herculeanus (1)

Queens I Have Found:
Lasius alienus
Lasius subumbratus
Formica podzolica
Formica argentea
Formica (parasitic)
Camponotus sp.
Myrmica sp.


Queens currently looking for:
Myrmica spp.


Queens once more experienced:
Carebara diversa
Myrmecocystus
Odontomachus Sp.

#17 Offline DrygonKing - Posted May 21 2018 - 4:48 PM

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also I don't think it is a Lasius umbratus because it is to long. it is 10 mm when the L. umbratus is 5 to 6 mm.


Current Queens:
Formica argentea (1)
Camponotus modoc (1)
Camponotus herculeanus (1)

Queens I Have Found:
Lasius alienus
Lasius subumbratus
Formica podzolica
Formica argentea
Formica (parasitic)
Camponotus sp.
Myrmica sp.


Queens currently looking for:
Myrmica spp.


Queens once more experienced:
Carebara diversa
Myrmecocystus
Odontomachus Sp.

#18 Offline DrygonKing - Posted May 21 2018 - 5:11 PM

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is it a formica neogagate?


Current Queens:
Formica argentea (1)
Camponotus modoc (1)
Camponotus herculeanus (1)

Queens I Have Found:
Lasius alienus
Lasius subumbratus
Formica podzolica
Formica argentea
Formica (parasitic)
Camponotus sp.
Myrmica sp.


Queens currently looking for:
Myrmica spp.


Queens once more experienced:
Carebara diversa
Myrmecocystus
Odontomachus Sp.

#19 Offline DrygonKing - Posted May 21 2018 - 5:18 PM

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or a lasius niger?


Current Queens:
Formica argentea (1)
Camponotus modoc (1)
Camponotus herculeanus (1)

Queens I Have Found:
Lasius alienus
Lasius subumbratus
Formica podzolica
Formica argentea
Formica (parasitic)
Camponotus sp.
Myrmica sp.


Queens currently looking for:
Myrmica spp.


Queens once more experienced:
Carebara diversa
Myrmecocystus
Odontomachus Sp.

#20 Offline T.C. - Posted May 21 2018 - 5:31 PM

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We have an edit button, no need to post 4 times in a row.







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