Jump to content

  • Ant Chat
  • General Chat

Welcome to Formiculture.com!

This is a website for anyone interested in Myrmecology and all aspects of finding, keeping, and studying ants. The site and forum are free to use, and contain no ads for members. Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation points to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!

- - - - -

ant id request?Nor cal

ant id queen ant

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Offline Vern530 - Posted January 28 2020 - 1:23 PM


    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 162 posts
  • Locationnor cal

1. Location (on a map) of collection:Gridley ca

2. Date of collection:1/28/2020

3. Habitat of collection:under stone 12 inches under soil

4. Length (from head to gaster):see picture next to tape measure 

5. Color, hue, pattern and texture:black gaster oranghish mid section brown head

6. Distinguishing characteristics:sprays formic acid i think

7. Distinguishing behavior:

8. Nest description:under stone 12 inches under soil


9. Nuptial flight time and date:


Attached Files

#2 Offline Broncos - Posted January 28 2020 - 2:39 PM


    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 436 posts
  • LocationOrange, California
Looks like Formica Francoeuri

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • Manitobant likes this

Ant Colonies:

Pogonomyrmex Californicus

Pogonomyrmex Rugosus

Camponotus US CA-02

Formica Francoeuri

Novomessor Cockorelli


#3 Offline Manitobant - Posted January 28 2020 - 3:07 PM


    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 855 posts
  • LocationWinnipeg, Canada
Definitely formica francourei. Should be quite easy to care for.
Colony wish list:

Lasius latipes
Harpagoxenus canadensis
Temnothorax Americanus
Myrmica semiparasitica
Any formica microgyna group sp.

Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: ant id, queen ant

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users