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#1 Offline Livia28 - Posted May 13 2022 - 3:40 AM

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Is this a queen? If so, which kind?
Spring Hill Tennessee.
Collected on cement outside home.
Collected May 12th 2022.
Today's date May 13th 2022.
Half inch in length.
Reddish head large black back end.

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#2 Offline Livia28 - Posted May 13 2022 - 3:49 AM

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#3 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 13 2022 - 4:23 AM

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Camponotus (Myrmentoma) decipiens or discolor, more likely the former but difficult to tell with these pictures


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#4 Offline Livia28 - Posted May 13 2022 - 4:44 AM

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Thank you. Sorry I tried to get good pictures. Is this a queen do you think?

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#5 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 13 2022 - 5:08 AM

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Yes, it is a queen. To differentiate the two species you need pictures of the malar hairs.



#6 Offline Livia28 - Posted May 13 2022 - 5:26 AM

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Ok. Thank you so much! We are new to ant keeping. I am trying to make sure we do this right! I appreciate your help.

#7 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 13 2022 - 5:45 AM

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No problem, good luck with the queen!






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