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#81 Offline Thatfa666ene - Posted July 22 2019 - 10:15 AM

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Uh, I think the first one is a wasp. It looks nothing like a B. chinensis male. Also, the antennae are not those of an ant.


I thought it was weird how it curled it's antennae into coils.

#82 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted July 22 2019 - 11:14 AM

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Uh, I think the first one is a wasp.  It looks nothing like a B. chinensis male. Also, the antennae are not those of an ant.


Yeah the more I pay attention to the antennae, the more it looks like a wasp. Good catch!

#83 Offline Thatfa666ene - Posted August 28 2019 - 12:18 PM

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I'm guessing this one is Lasius Flavus? She's around 7-8 mm. 



#84 Offline AntsBC - Posted August 28 2019 - 12:25 PM

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That's a parasitic Lasius queen. I can't tell the species from those photos though; she might be a light colored variant of L. interjectus.

 

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#85 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted August 28 2019 - 12:31 PM

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Definitely Lasius interjectus.
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#86 Offline Thatfa666ene - Posted August 28 2019 - 3:31 PM

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Back to the wilds.

#87 Offline Canadian anter - Posted August 28 2019 - 3:46 PM

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Actually it's not. Lasius subumbratus. Lasius interjectus have already finished flying and don't have the faster thickness that Umbratus-group does. I would recommend getting some Lasius brood and putting it with her. Lasius umbratus group are very easy to raise
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#88 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted August 28 2019 - 4:39 PM

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Actually it's not. Lasius subumbratus. Lasius interjectus have already finished flying and don't have the faster thickness that Umbratus-group does. I would recommend getting some Lasius brood and putting it with her. Lasius umbratus group are very easy to raise


Hmm. You're right. I should have paid more attention.

#89 Offline Thatfa666ene - Posted August 29 2019 - 12:35 PM

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Actually it's not. Lasius subumbratus. Lasius interjectus have already finished flying and don't have the faster thickness that Umbratus-group does. I would recommend getting some Lasius brood and putting it with her. Lasius umbratus group are very easy to raise

I can never find workers much less brood or anything.

#90 Offline Thatfa666ene - Posted June 5 2021 - 9:21 PM

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Its been a while, back with some more ants. Found a few of these big girls, 2 cm.





This one seems to be suffering from something, I hope she makes it thru the night. Little over 1 cm.


This one is about 1 cm



#91 Offline ZTYguy - Posted June 5 2021 - 11:02 PM

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First two are Camponotus no doubt. Sorry if you already new but I think the first one is camponotus castaneus or something like that. I’m probably wrong with species but definitely Camponotus but the last queen kinda looks like a tetra but not sure.


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#92 Offline JamesJohnson - Posted June 6 2021 - 11:24 AM

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The last queen is Tetramorium immigrans.
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#93 Offline Manitobant - Posted June 6 2021 - 1:22 PM

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1. Camponotus castaneus

2. Camponotus sp (subgenus myrmentoma), possibly nearcticus

3. Tetramorium immigrans

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#94 Offline Thatfa666ene - Posted June 8 2021 - 8:46 PM

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I've had this colony for a little bit, but never took any photos of the queens. Now they hide behind a dirt mound. Workers are so tiny. Queens maybe 6mm.



#95 Offline ZTYguy - Posted June 8 2021 - 8:51 PM

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Looks like Brachymyrmex but that’s just a wild guess. Need closer pics.


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#96 Offline Aaron567 - Posted June 9 2021 - 10:05 AM

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Brachymyrmex patagonicus.



#97 Offline Thatfa666ene - Posted June 9 2021 - 8:18 PM

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Aight so I lit these girls up and got some pics of the queens. I also think they are brachymyrmex patagonicus.


Also here are some workers eating honey.


Caught this tiny girl tonight. Maybe 5mm.




#98 Offline NickAnter - Posted June 9 2021 - 8:25 PM

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The new one is Temnothorax curvispinosus.


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Hi there! I went on a 6 month or so hiatus, in part due, and in part cause of the death of my colonies. 

However, I went back to the Sierras, and restarted my collection, which is now as follows:

Aphaenogaster uinta, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus modoc, Formica cf. aserva, Formica cf. micropthalma, Formica cf. manni, Formica subpolita, Formica cf. subaenescens, Lasius americanus, Manica invidia, Pogonomyrmex salinus, Pogonomyrmex sp. 1, Solenopsis validiuscula, & Solenopsis sp. 3 (new Sierra variant). 


#99 Offline Thatfa666ene - Posted June 26 2021 - 1:20 PM

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Found this lady couple nights ago, the temp that night had dropped down to the high 50's. I'm praying it's not parasitic but with the small gastor I'm guessing some kinda Lasius. 6mm.



#100 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted June 26 2021 - 1:43 PM

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Pheidole species I think.


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