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Scituate, Massachusetts, USA 6/29/2021

id requests queen ants massachusetts

Best Answer ANTdrew , June 29 2021 - 5:48 AM

Formica for sure. Looks like pallidefulva group. Lucky find! Go to the full post


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#1 Offline Ottercl - Posted June 29 2021 - 3:52 AM

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1. Location of collection: Backyard by pool in Scituate, Massachusetts, USA
2. Date of collection: June 28, 2021
3. Habitat of collection: Mixed forest
4. Length: About 9 millimeters
5. Coloration, hue, pattern and texture: Orange reddish head and thorax, brownish gaster
6. Distinguishing characteristics: one petiole node, decently large eyes, medium size curved mandibles
7. Anything else distinctive: Much faster than any other queen I’ve encountered, not as disturbed by light and movements as other queens
8. Nest description: N/A
9. Nuptial flight time and date: June 28, before 4 pm
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Ants for sale in MA: https://www.formicul...-massachusetts/

Keeper of:
-Camponotus pennsylvanicus
-Camponotus chromaiodes
-Camponotus castaneus
-Camponotus americanus
Journal: https://www.formicul...onotus-journal/

#2 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted June 29 2021 - 4:00 AM

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Looks like formica

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Young ant keeper with a decent amount of knowledge on local ant species.

YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ (It's pretty dead. Might upload again soon, don't expect my voice to sound the same though.)

Currently kept ant species, favorites have a star in front of their names (NOT in alphabetical order, also may be outdated sometimes): Camponotus irritans inferior, Ooceraea biroi, Pheidole parva, Nylanderia sp., Paraparatrechina tapinomoides, Platythyrea sp., Anochetus sp., Colobopsis sp. (cylindrica group), Crematogaster ferrarii, Polyrhachis (Myrma) cf. pruinosa, Polyrhachis (Cyrtomyrma) laevissima, Tapinoma sp. (formerly Zatapinoma)

Death count: Probably over a hundred individual queens and colonies by now. I cannot recall whatsoever.

#3 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 29 2021 - 5:48 AM   Best Answer

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Formica for sure. Looks like pallidefulva group. Lucky find!
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#4 Offline Ottercl - Posted June 29 2021 - 5:58 AM

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Formica for sure. Looks like pallidefulva group. Lucky find!


Thanks, are Formica Pallidefulva fully claustral?
Ants for sale in MA: https://www.formicul...-massachusetts/

Keeper of:
-Camponotus pennsylvanicus
-Camponotus chromaiodes
-Camponotus castaneus
-Camponotus americanus
Journal: https://www.formicul...onotus-journal/

#5 Offline AntsLA-1 - Posted June 29 2021 - 6:03 AM

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Formica for sure. Looks like pallidefulva group. Lucky find!


Thanks, are Formica Pallidefulva fully claustral?

 

Definitely Formica, great ants if you ask me!


Ants are cute, that's that.

 

 

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#6 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 29 2021 - 6:08 AM

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Yes, they are. Quite fast too.
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.





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