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#1 Offline chua2231 - Posted May 31 2020 - 6:17 PM

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i believe i found a queen ant while i was at work. i seen the ant walking around on the ground she wasnt flying. does that mean she mated? i attached a photo tho. she still has her wings.

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#2 Offline element4107 - Posted May 31 2020 - 6:33 PM

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yes she is a queen. Some queens are mated with wings but its always better to get the ones without wings. You never know she might start to lay eggs.



#3 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 31 2020 - 6:45 PM

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Many mated queens never shed their wings. She may still lay eggs for you.

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#4 Offline chua2231 - Posted May 31 2020 - 6:46 PM

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do you guys no what type of queen she is?



#5 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 31 2020 - 6:49 PM

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Some species of Camponotus, aka carpenter ants. We’d need more lighting in the photos to ID her to species level.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#6 Offline chua2231 - Posted May 31 2020 - 7:47 PM

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i sent a better pic with better light, if anyone knows what type of queen she is.



#7 Offline Zeiss - Posted May 31 2020 - 7:54 PM

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Make sure you post in the proper place. You posted an ID request in the General Market Place.


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#8 Offline CheetoLord02 - Posted June 11 2020 - 6:35 PM

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The queen is Campontous castaneus.


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I keep a lot of ants. Too many, really.

If you want to see more of my ants: https://www.youtube....riFF6sPpAe3daqQ


#9 Offline TechAnt - Posted June 11 2020 - 8:20 PM

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I agree with Zeiss, this is in the incorrect spot of the forum which should be in Ant ID Requests. But anyways that looks like Camponotus sp.

Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Pheidole californica ~200 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~a batch of pupae and 5 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)

Non-Ants:
A bunch of fish ~50 fish

Ants Wanted:
Myrmecocystus sp. and Acromyrmex sp.






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