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Need ID on this species, suspect possible Aphaenogaster?

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#1 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted November 24 2021 - 8:36 PM

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Caught this Queen on September 3rd here in Oregon and originally thought it was another Tetramorium immigrans queen. However her workers arrived recently and they are about twice the size. These are the best photos I could manage with my phone. Might need to bust out the macro lens or my microscope.

 

 

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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis 

 

Previously kept species

P. imparis, T. rugatulus


#2 Offline SYUTEO - Posted November 24 2021 - 8:45 PM

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I think it is Aphaenogaster.


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Antkeeping since 2018   :)

 

My current list:

Camponotus parius x1, Camponotus irritans x1, Meranoplus bicolor x1, Lepisiota rothneyi x1,  Anochetus sp x1, Monomorium monomorium x1, Tetramorium cf lanuginosum x1, Odontomachus simillimus x2, Iridomyrmex anceps x1, Crematogaster sp x1, Solenopsis geminata x2, Paratopula sp x1, Trichomyrmex destructor x1, Anochetus sp2 1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Unknown Ponerinae x1, Mesoponera rubra x2, Polyrhachis cf bicolor x1, Colobopsis sp x2

 

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#3 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted November 25 2021 - 8:18 AM

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I think it is Aphaenogaster.

I think it's Aphaenogaster occidentalis. Just based on color and shape. But I would like to hear from others.


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L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis 

 

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P. imparis, T. rugatulus


#4 Offline ANTdrew - Posted November 25 2021 - 9:08 AM

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Use a light colored background, so the details of the ants stand out more.
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#5 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted November 25 2021 - 9:45 AM

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I believe that is Aphaenogaster occidentalis.


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#6 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted November 25 2021 - 11:37 AM

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They ended up moving into a mini hearth I hooked up as a impromptu out world. These are the best photos I could manage with my cheap macro lens.

 

 

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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis 

 

Previously kept species

P. imparis, T. rugatulus


#7 Offline NickAnter - Posted November 26 2021 - 8:48 AM

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It is indeed Aphaenogaster occidentalis.
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Species being kept:

 

Solenopsis truncorum, Solenopsis "plebeius", Solenopsis validiuscula, Solenopsis sp., Solenopsis xyloni, Solenopsis amblychila, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Pheidole navigans, Nylanderia vividula, Aphaenogaster occidentalis, Temnothorax rudis, Temnothorax cf. nitens, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and Strumigenys membranifera

 

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