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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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Keeper of:
-Camponotus Pennsylvanicus
-Camponotus Novaeboracensis
-Tetramorium Immigrans
-Formica Pallidefulva

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

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Looks like formica

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Ants epic :D
YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ

My current ants: Camponotus cf. arrogans (likely unmated), Camponotus cf. irritans (dealate), 2x Camponotus parius (dealate), Meranoplus bicolor (dealate), Odontomachus rixosus, Paratopula sp. (likely unmated), Pheidole cf. noda, Solenopsis geminata

 

Death count: idk there's too many that I've lost :(


#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?
Keeper of:
-Camponotus Pennsylvanicus
-Camponotus Novaeboracensis
-Tetramorium Immigrans
-Formica Pallidefulva

#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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Tetramorium immagrans

Pogonomyrmex californicus

Pogonomyrmex montanus


#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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