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#1 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted October 7 2020 - 7:53 AM

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Jet Black
Queen 7mm
Workers 2.5mm
Virginia United States
In a 10mm test tube.
Around 15 workers and tons of larvae and eggs.
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#2 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 7 2020 - 8:00 AM

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not good enough pics, unfortunately. c. cerasi or c. lineolata are physically identical except for some small hairs.


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#3 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted October 7 2020 - 8:02 AM

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Hopefully this is lineolata but they are very small, smaller than the other crematogaster on my yard so I’m thinking they are lineolata.
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#4 Offline ANTdrew - Posted October 7 2020 - 8:02 AM

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You'll need a microscope and a prayer to ID these, unfortunately.


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#5 Online Kaelwizard - Posted October 7 2020 - 8:21 AM

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You know I said it was just according to AntWiki that their colonies only get to like 200 workers, right? That could be completely wrong. So even if they are lineolata you could end up with thousands of workers.

 

Edit: Also they are smaller because they prob don't have full sized workers yet.


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#6 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted October 7 2020 - 8:22 AM

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that's fine ill probably either get a fortress and a mini labyrinth for christmas or two mini labyrinths and i can move them into those.


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#7 Offline TestSubjectOne - Posted October 7 2020 - 9:47 PM

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Hopefully this is lineolata but they are very small, smaller than the other crematogaster on my yard so I’m thinking they are lineolata.

Crematogaster nanitics (first generation of workers) are much smaller than mature generations so size is not a good indicator.


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#8 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted October 8 2020 - 4:16 AM

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I know the workers are but I'm talking about the queen she's different from others i've seen.


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