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Best Answer Aaron567 , October 1 2021 - 5:22 PM

Forelius, probably pruinosus or mccookiF. pruinosus seems to have nuptial flights primarily in June & July, so maybe that suggests that you have mccooki, which might have a later flight season, but I don't have any experience with that species. If she gets workers and they have tiny hairs on the antennal scapes it's mccooki.

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#1 Offline DarkCerebral - Posted September 30 2021 - 9:17 PM

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1. Tupelo, MS; City Park
2. 2021/09/30
3. City Park Side Walk
4. N/A
5. Red/Orange and Brown
6. Unknown
7. N/A
8. N/A

9. 2021/09/30, Night, Walking across side walk

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#2 Offline TestSubjectOne - Posted September 30 2021 - 9:41 PM

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Forelius or Dorymyrmex.


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#3 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted September 30 2021 - 11:02 PM

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Forelius or Dorymyrmex.

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#4 Offline NickAnter - Posted October 1 2021 - 2:36 PM

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We'll need length to better determine Genus with these images.


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#5 Offline Aaron567 - Posted October 1 2021 - 5:22 PM   Best Answer

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Forelius, probably pruinosus or mccookiF. pruinosus seems to have nuptial flights primarily in June & July, so maybe that suggests that you have mccooki, which might have a later flight season, but I don't have any experience with that species. If she gets workers and they have tiny hairs on the antennal scapes it's mccooki.


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#6 Offline DarkCerebral - Posted October 1 2021 - 10:05 PM

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We'll need length to better determine Genus with these images.

I had already stored her away before getting the measurements. I will make sure to get this info probably Sunday. I do agree she is one of the 2 Forelius, just hard to tell which one. Are either of these good to raise or not so much?



#7 Offline Aaron567 - Posted October 2 2021 - 1:07 PM

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Shouldn't be too difficult, possibly picky with food. They're extremely thermophilic so they probably thrive the best if kept in a sand setup with a heat lamp.. Pogonomyrmex-like conditions.


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#8 Offline DarkCerebral - Posted October 4 2021 - 8:33 PM

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After looking more at this queen, I believe I have another of the same species already which has been raising her first batch extremely slowly. I may look to join them and put into my sandy bifurcated mini hearth with some heat.



#9 Offline DarkCerebral - Posted October 11 2021 - 8:51 PM

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Does this look like the same species? I have had her since August and she finally has her first worker.

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#10 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted October 11 2021 - 9:27 PM

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I think so. Looks like forelius

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Death count: idk there's too many that I've lost :(
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#11 Offline DarkCerebral - Posted October 12 2021 - 12:12 PM

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Any recommendations on merging these two queens? Should I wait for both to have workers before introducing? Or should I stay away from merging at this point?



#12 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted October 12 2021 - 6:25 PM

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Any recommendations on merging these two queens? Should I wait for both to have workers before introducing? Or should I stay away from merging at this point?

Just keep them separately

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My current ants: Nylanderia cf. kraepelini, Odontomachus simillimus, Paratrechina longicornis, Tetramorium sp., Odontomachus rixosus

Death count: idk there's too many that I've lost :(
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#13 Offline Manitobant - Posted October 12 2021 - 6:49 PM

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Any recommendations on merging these two queens? Should I wait for both to have workers before introducing? Or should I stay away from merging at this point?

since one of them already has workers, it is too late to merge and they will fight.
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#14 Offline DarkCerebral - Posted October 12 2021 - 8:43 PM

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Thanks all. Looks like we now have 2 Forelius Mccooki colonies. One started and one wait and see.


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