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What kind of Crematogaster?

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#1 Offline Izzy - Posted June 20 2023 - 11:10 AM

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I found these three Crematogaster queens up a canyon in Utah under a rock. They are from a colony that had nine visible queens so I took three. They obviously appear to be polygynous as I found several colonies with multiple queens each and this one in particular had a lot. Any idea on the exact species? According to Antweb, the only polygynous ones in Utah are Crematogaster emeryana, but wanted to see if anyone knew for sure.

 

 

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#2 Offline UtahAnts - Posted June 22 2023 - 7:10 AM

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It's hard to know for sure without microscopic images but it's likely emeryana. Care should be similar regardless of the exact species.


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