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Ant ID Are they Lasius?


Best Answer AntsDakota , May 22 2020 - 6:10 PM

 

There was more than a single photograph...............

So they're lasius?

 

Definitely.

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#1 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted May 22 2020 - 9:23 AM

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So I recently introduced my Lasius Aphidicola queen to some lasius workers. The thing is, I'm not 100% sure if they're Lasius. I got an ant from the same colony IDed as a lasius. But these ants are just in the test tube not interacting with the queen. They arent even fighting. So I just want a little confirmation since I'm not the most experienced ant keeper.

 

1. Location (on a map) of collection: Near Worcester MA
2. Date of collection: Yesterday May 22nd
3. Habitat of collection: From ant hills
4. Length (from head to gaster): 2 mm to 4.5 mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: They are a dark brown
6. Distinguishing characteristics: N/A
7. Distinguishing behavior: N/A
8. Nest description: Ant hill that had tunnels that probably extended over a foot underground.

9. Nuptial flight time and date: N/A

 

There are 3 ants(excluding the queen)
 
A quick response is appreciated! :D


#2 Online VoidElecent - Posted May 22 2020 - 9:26 AM

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Based on the single photograph in which I could make out a relatively ant-shaped blob, I would agree with your assessment; they seem to be niger group Lasius.


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#3 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted May 22 2020 - 9:39 AM

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Thx :D

#4 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted May 22 2020 - 1:59 PM

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ant shaped blob! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


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#5 Online AntsDakota - Posted May 22 2020 - 3:21 PM

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There was more than a single photograph...............


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#6 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted May 22 2020 - 4:43 PM

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There was more than a single photograph...............

So they're lasius?



#7 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted May 22 2020 - 5:52 PM

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My guess would be yes.


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#8 Online AntsDakota - Posted May 22 2020 - 6:10 PM   Best Answer

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There was more than a single photograph...............

So they're lasius?

 

Definitely.


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"God made..... all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. (including ants) And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25 NIV version

 

Currently Keeping:  Aphaenogaster picea, Aphaenogaster rudis, Formica subsericea, Lasius americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Myrmica sp., Pogonomyrmex occidentalis, Ponera pennsylvanica 

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