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#1 Offline benxixi - Posted February 24 2021 - 9:11 PM

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A  friend send it to me the picture

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#2 Offline NickAnter - Posted February 24 2021 - 9:14 PM

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Cataglyphis sp. Either that or Proformica.


Species being kept:

 

 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax nevadensis, Temnothorax chandleri, Temnothorax arboreus Solenopsis validiuscula, Solenopsis truncorum, Solenopsis xyloni, Formica perpilosa, Formica cf. lasiodes, Formica cf. neogagates Pogonomyrmex californicus, Pogonomyrmex salinus, and Myrmecocystus testaceus!!!!

 

Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.

 

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#3 Offline benxixi - Posted February 24 2021 - 9:26 PM

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sorry I put wrong picture... renew already ..

Cataglyphis sp. Either that or Proformica.


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#4 Offline Zeiss - Posted February 24 2021 - 9:30 PM

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Can you put more information and follow the ID request format?



#5 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted February 24 2021 - 9:53 PM

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Myrmecocystus Mexicanus


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#6 Offline benxixi - Posted February 24 2021 - 10:04 PM

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he got the queen out of his country... so he does not know the exactly  location of queen,.... 

Can you put more information and follow the ID request format?


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#7 Offline benxixi - Posted February 24 2021 - 10:06 PM

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it looks like Mexicanus ...but   worker's abdomen is not yellow... it is a little grey or black ...

Myrmecocystus Mexicanus


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#8 Offline Zeiss - Posted February 24 2021 - 10:18 PM

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he got the queen out of his country... so he does not know the exactly  location of queen,.... 

Can you put more information and follow the ID request format?

I don't necessarily need location, but I need sizes and better pictures of the face. 

 

Also, if you put the information in the format that is pinned at the top of the Ant ID Request thread, it makes information easy to access for everyone.  


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#9 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted February 24 2021 - 10:21 PM

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it looks like Mexicanus ...but   worker's abdomen is not yellow... it is a little grey or black ...

Myrmecocystus Mexicanus

 

ID is not always based off of color. I have seen records of mexicanus having more dark color abdomens 


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#10 Offline benxixi - Posted February 24 2021 - 11:06 PM

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understand, then I agree with you...

 

 

it looks like Mexicanus ...but   worker's abdomen is not yellow... it is a little grey or black ...

Myrmecocystus Mexicanus

 

ID is not always based off of color. I have seen records of mexicanus having more dark color abdomens 

 


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#11 Offline benxixi - Posted February 24 2021 - 11:14 PM

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got it ,I will ask for more infomation ,

 

 

he got the queen out of his country... so he does not know the exactly  location of queen,.... 

Can you put more information and follow the ID request format?

I don't necessarily need location, but I need sizes and better pictures of the face. 

 

Also, if you put the information in the format that is pinned at the top of the Ant ID Request thread, it makes information easy to access for everyone.  

 


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#12 Offline Zeiss - Posted February 24 2021 - 11:32 PM

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got it ,I will ask for more infomation ,

I don't necessarily need location, but I need sizes and better pictures of the face. 

Also, if you put the information in the format that is pinned at the top of the Ant ID Request thread, it makes information easy to access for everyone.  

This is most likely M. mexicanus, but giving as much information as possible for an ID request helps a lot.



#13 Offline gcsnelling - Posted February 25 2021 - 3:09 AM

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This is definitely Myrmecocystus, maybe mexicanus. However specific Id will be impossible from pictures no matter what anyone says.


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#14 Offline SoySauce - Posted February 25 2021 - 12:12 PM

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You need the measurement of the queen.  Both m. Mexicanus and Navajos are yellow.  They actually looked like Navajos to me because the repletes are smaller.  Mexicanus repletes are relatively huge!



#15 Offline gcsnelling - Posted February 26 2021 - 4:46 PM

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You need the measurement of the queen.  Both m. Mexicanus and Navajos are yellow.  They actually looked like Navajos to me because the repletes are smaller.  Mexicanus repletes are relatively huge!

Replete size is far too variable, esp. in captivity for such a feature to be useful in making a species identification. The only way to get a species identification would be to mount a specimen or two or three and compare the with accurately identified material.


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