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Is this a queen? Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

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#1 Offline DinoH - Posted July 19 2023 - 6:45 AM

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Found her in a sidewalk. She looks to have wing scars.

#2 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted July 19 2023 - 7:13 AM

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Myrmica queen
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#3 Offline DinoH - Posted July 19 2023 - 8:59 AM

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Myrmica queen

Do you know if she is semi-claustral?



#4 Offline DinoH - Posted July 19 2023 - 11:07 AM

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I’m already building a mini DIY outworld for her just in case.
I’m already building a mini DIY outworld for her just in case.

#5 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted July 19 2023 - 3:43 PM

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Yes, all Myrmica are semi claustral with the exception of a few rare parasitic species.
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#6 Offline Koafid - Posted July 20 2023 - 12:18 AM

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How do you post photo Directly to the post? And how do you react Directly to reply?
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#7 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 20 2023 - 2:57 AM

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How do you post photo Directly to the post? And how do you react Directly to reply?

Read this: https://www.formicul...e-3#entry150225
To reply directly, click or tap on the bottom of the post and choose Quote.

Edited by ANTdrew, July 20 2023 - 2:57 AM.

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#8 Offline DinoH - Posted July 20 2023 - 6:01 AM

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Yes, all Myrmica are semi claustral with the exception of a few rare parasitic species.

I was reading the AntWiki page for Stenamma and I saw a picture of a Stenamma queen. I had compared pictures of all Myrmica species' queens inmy region and I saw that all of them large spikes in their propodeum but the ones in mine where very small like the one in the pyramid ants. But Stenamma  Queens have a small spike! Can my queen ant be a Stenamma queen? This could be awsome!







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