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Crematogaster queen ID

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#1 Offline AntTitan - Posted April 12 2021 - 6:52 PM

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I am pretty sure my queen is a Crematogaster, but if you guys could help me find a specific species or narrow it down to a few different species that would be insanely helpful.

 

 

 

1. Location (on a map) of collection: Temecula, Southern California, USA
2. Date of collection: unknown
3. Habitat of collection: neighborhood sidewalk, think of the classic american neighborhood.
4. Length (from head to gaster): queen: 1 1/4 mm       workers: little less than 1/2 mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: Black, smooth, shines in the light
6. Distinguishing characteristics: the only thing that i've noticed is that she has small hairs on the segmented lines of her abdomen, but only on her abdomen.
7. Distinguishing behavior: I'm new to ant keeping so I don't know what the normal queen ant behavior is and if my queen is exibiting those behavior. She does seem stubborn when trying to move her from test tube to test tube
8. Nest description: Unknown

9. Nuptial flight time and date: Don't remember exactly but it was one of the later nuptial flights and I found her around midday

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#2 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 12 2021 - 10:12 PM

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Need better pics but look at dspdrew’s shop to see if any of them match.


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#3 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted April 13 2021 - 8:30 AM

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You probably need a microscope to narrow it down to species level.

#4 Offline AntTitan - Posted April 13 2021 - 8:37 AM

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ok, thank you guys.



#5 Offline AntTitan - Posted April 13 2021 - 8:41 AM

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I'm new, so where is dspdrew's shop?



#6 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted April 13 2021 - 9:51 AM

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I'm new, so where is dspdrew's shop?

There is a marketplace section at the bottom of the main page.

#7 Offline Chickalo - Posted April 13 2021 - 10:45 AM

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Yeah you need a microscope for most/all Crematogaster ID


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#8 Offline AntTitan - Posted April 14 2021 - 8:32 AM

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ok, cool. Thanks







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