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#1 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 20 2024 - 6:03 PM

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Yesterday I caught a new queen ant. I was at a park near my neighborhood flipping over rocks and on the bottom of one of the rocks there was a queen ant. From what I know it looks somewhat like a camponotus queen but I think it is too small for that. I am not going to post an ID thread right now because I do not want to disturb the queen but I will post a thread in around one week.


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#2 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 20 2024 - 6:59 PM

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I would post the thread first then leave her undisturbed so we can verify. For example is she semi-claustral or parasitic?


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1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
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#3 Offline Flu1d - Posted March 20 2024 - 9:12 PM

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Yesterday I caught a new queen ant. I was at a park near my neighborhood flipping over rocks and on the bottom of one of the rocks there was a queen ant. From what I know it looks somewhat like a camponotus queen but I think it is too small for that. I am not going to post an ID thread right now because I do not want to disturb the queen but I will post a thread in around one week.


I second getting an ID first. It's important to know what you have because that oftentimes shifts what you need to do during founding.
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#4 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 22 2024 - 3:49 PM

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I would post the thread first then leave her undisturbed so we can verify. For example is she semi-claustral or parasitic?

I am pretty sure that the queen is claustral because she has a pretty big abdomen and I have three other queen ants in there too. The first is the one which would not go into the test tube and the other to are some me and my brother tried to breed (We don't know if they are breeded for sure). So I do not really want to go and open up the shoebox (Because that is what I am keeping them in).


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#5 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 22 2024 - 4:47 PM

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First post an ID thread.


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Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus


#6 Offline The_Gaming-gate - Posted March 27 2024 - 4:22 AM

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I second that, you need an ID thread. For all you know it’s some large parasitic Formica sp. that will die soon if it can’t get host workers. At least describe the queen a bit.
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#7 Offline The_Gaming-gate - Posted March 27 2024 - 11:20 PM

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I would post the thread first then leave her undisturbed so we can verify. For example is she semi-claustral or parasitic?

I am pretty sure that the queen is claustral because she has a pretty big abdomen and I have three other queen ants in there too. The first is the one which would not go into the test tube and the other to are some me and my brother tried to breed (We don't know if they are breeded for sure). So I do not really want to go and open up the shoebox (Because that is what I am keeping them in).



They could still be parasitic, parasitic queens have fairly large gasters.

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