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Queen Ant Winnipeg 2021-02-15

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#1 Offline englishlist - Posted February 15 2021 - 8:57 PM

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Please help ID this queen.
 
1. Location (on a map) of collection: Winnipeg, MB Canada
2. Date of collection: Last August (could not recall the exact date)
3. Habitat of collection: Backyard
4. Length (from head to gaster): about 12 MM
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture:  Black
6. Distinguishing characteristics: 
7. Distinguishing behavior: Did not lay eggs before hibernation (all 3 queen ants)
8. Nest description: Found them under rock
9. Nuptial flight time and date:
 
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Edited by englishlist, February 15 2021 - 8:58 PM.


#2 Offline gcsnelling - Posted February 16 2021 - 6:00 AM

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Uh that tube is more than a little wet.


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#3 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted February 16 2021 - 7:36 AM

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Uh that tube is more than a little wet.

Yeah, that's a big problem.

 

As for species I believe it could be a Formica species within the fusca-group.


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#4 Offline NickAnter - Posted February 16 2021 - 8:30 AM

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Yes, that appears to be fusca group formica, and that poor queen needs a drier test tube. It's a miracle she didn't drown already


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Species being kept:

 

Solenopsis truncorum, Solenopsis "plebeius", Solenopsis validiuscula, Solenopsis sp., Solenopsis xyloni, Solenopsis amblychila, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Pheidole navigans, Nylanderia vividula, Aphaenogaster occidentalis, Temnothorax rudis, Temnothorax cf. nitens, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and Strumigenys membranifera

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...


#5 Offline Manitobant - Posted February 16 2021 - 9:24 AM

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Looks like formica subsericea, which are very common in our area.

#6 Offline antsandmore - Posted February 16 2021 - 9:33 AM

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Yes, that appears to be fusca group formica, and that poor queen needs a drier test tube. It's a miracle she didn't drown already

smart queen, hanging onto the cotton.


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Ants I am keeping:

  • Crematogaster colony, queen and 100+(?) workers
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#7 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted February 16 2021 - 2:19 PM

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Looks like formica subsericea, which are very common in our area.

How do you know it is subsericea?



#8 Offline Manitobant - Posted February 16 2021 - 2:22 PM

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Looks like formica subsericea, which are very common in our area.

How do you know it is subsericea?
I'm in his city. Its the most common and dominant ant here.
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#9 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted February 16 2021 - 2:23 PM

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Looks like formica subsericea, which are very common in our area.

How do you know it is subsericea?
I'm in his city. Its the most common and dominant ant here.

 

I see. I apologize for doubting you.



#10 Offline englishlist - Posted February 16 2021 - 5:34 PM

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Thanks for your help!

 

 

Uh that tube is more than a little wet.

Yeah, that's a big problem.

 

As for species I believe it could be a Formica species within the fusca-group.

 

 

I put tubes beside the basement window. Not so sure whether that caused the water issue. But I moved her to a new setup. 







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