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2 Ant ID Requests from Stumptown


Best Answer Manitobant , June 29 2022 - 8:25 PM

Both are camponotus (carpenter ants). They are fully claustral and a great beginner species. Go to the full post


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#1 Offline Antliebe - Posted June 29 2022 - 8:20 PM

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Hello everyone,

 

It's been a while!  I'm on a roll finding queens this week and would love any ideas about what species they are.  Both are good sized so curious to know more about them. 

 

Ant #1

 

1. Location of collection: Portland, Oregon
2. Date of collection: June 26, 2022, about 6:30pm
3. Habitat of collection: Grassy back yard/wild
4. Length (from head to gaster): 1.5 mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: Two rings on gaster, thick thorax
6. Distinguishing characteristics: Very big, two rings on gaster
7. Distinguishing behavior: Frantic
8. Nest description: N/A

9. Nuptial flight time and date: Unknown
 

Ant #2

 

1. Location of collection: East Lake, Newberry Crater near city of La Pine, Oregon
2. Date of collection: June 26, 2022, about 12pm
3. Habitat of collection: Found her on the lake while fishing  :lol:
4. Length (from head to gaster): 1.5 mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: All black, still has wings, as of yet no eggs, she is so big/thick she couldn't turn around in a test tube so put her in an Ants Canada test tube portal.
6. Distinguishing characteristics: dark, very active 
7. Distinguishing behavior: moves a lot tries to escape all day
8. Nest description: N/A

9. Nuptial flight time and date: Unknown but most likely late morning

 

Cheers,

Ant Liebe
 

 

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#2 Offline Manitobant - Posted June 29 2022 - 8:25 PM   Best Answer

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Both are camponotus (carpenter ants). They are fully claustral and a great beginner species.
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#3 Offline Antliebe - Posted June 29 2022 - 8:33 PM

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Thank you for the quick response @Manitobant!  I'm excited to hear that they are a great beginner species too!  Thank you again for sharing your knowledge!



#4 Offline Manitobant - Posted June 29 2022 - 10:01 PM

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Also I’d move the winged queen into a test tube, space to turn around isn't really a big deal for camponotus in my experience.
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#5 Online ANTdrew - Posted June 30 2022 - 1:26 AM

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Also I’d move the winged queen into a test tube, space to turn around isn't really a big deal for camponotus in my experience.

Yeah, they can turn around easily in standard test tubes.
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#6 Offline ReignofRage - Posted July 2 2022 - 5:46 PM

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It should be C. modoc for both of them.


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#7 Offline ZTYguy - Posted July 3 2022 - 12:00 AM

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Those bright red legs and the fact it is Oregon is a dead give away for modoc. Great species. 


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#8 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted July 4 2022 - 6:35 PM

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Those bright red legs and the fact it is Oregon is a dead give away for modoc. Great species.


Yeah, I was just about to say this. Red legs definitely tell you modoc
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#9 Offline ZTYguy - Posted July 4 2022 - 11:40 PM

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Those bright red legs and the fact it is Oregon is a dead give away for modoc. Great species.


Yeah, I was just about to say this. Red legs definitely tell you modoc

 

Well, atleast with it being in Oregon 


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Currently Keeping:
A. versicolor, C. vicinus, C. us-ca02, C. clarithorax, C. yogi, C. sansabeanus, C. semitestaceus, C. laevigatus, M. mimicus, M. mexicanus, M. navajo, M. placodops 01, M. placodops 02, M. mendax, P. californicus, P. subniditus, P. rugosus, V. andrei, V. pergandei, V. stoddardi,  N. cockerelli, P. hyatti, P. desertorum, P. cerebrosior, P. californica, D. bicolor, C. sp cf6, C. sp na, S. “molesta”

 

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