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Victoria BC, June 10 2024 Camponotus Sp.


Best Answer Mettcollsuss , June 11 2024 - 5:14 PM

Definitely modoc. Coloration aside, the head is distinctly broader than vicinus.

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#1 Offline AperturePrime - Posted June 10 2024 - 6:08 AM

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Two individuals collected.

1. Victoria BC
2. June 9
3. Under the bark of fallen trees on the roadside in a Heavily forested area
4. 17-18mm
5. Appears to be solid black to t
6. Distinguishing characteristics: 
7. Both were very active and pulled on the cotton after capturing, but are not easily disturbed after sitting overnight.
8. N/A

9. Nuptial flight time and date unknown

 

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#2 Offline antlover18 - Posted June 10 2024 - 8:27 AM

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Seems lıke C.modoc
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#3 Online AsdinAnts - Posted June 10 2024 - 8:51 AM

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yea, I would guess C. modoc with antlover.
Currently keeping
-A. occidentalis
-B. patagonicus
-C. vicinus
-F. neogagates
-M. invidia
-Stennama spec..
I will want to also keep some other lasius types in the future.
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#4 Offline Stubyvast - Posted June 10 2024 - 6:25 PM

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Camponotus Vicinus, for sure. Red legs give it away. I would say Modoc except for the legs. And they are polygynous, which explains why you caught two. Did you catch them together? They definitely nest in forests, so I'm pretty sure it's one of those.


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#5 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted June 10 2024 - 7:05 PM

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I  would have to disagree @stubyvast C.modoc Have red legs and black bodies just like these queens.

this is how modoc looks:

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Edited by GOCAMPONOTUS, June 10 2024 - 7:07 PM.

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Currently keeping: 2 C.vicinus colonies.2 C.sansabeanus. 1 C.leavissimus. 2 C.Ca02. 1 V.pergandei. 4 T.immigrans.1 F.pacifica. 1 C.hyatti

1 M.ergatognya

 

 

 

 

Trying to get my hands on :C.modoc,A.vercicolor, and Any Honeypots

  

 

 


#6 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted June 10 2024 - 7:08 PM

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This is how black C.vicinus would look:

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Currently keeping: 2 C.vicinus colonies.2 C.sansabeanus. 1 C.leavissimus. 2 C.Ca02. 1 V.pergandei. 4 T.immigrans.1 F.pacifica. 1 C.hyatti

1 M.ergatognya

 

 

 

 

Trying to get my hands on :C.modoc,A.vercicolor, and Any Honeypots

  

 

 


#7 Offline IdioticMouse26 - Posted June 10 2024 - 7:30 PM

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This is how black C.vicinus would look:

Huh, I expected more redness on it's thorax

 

Isn't this how C.vicinus would look?

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#8 Online AsdinAnts - Posted June 10 2024 - 8:24 PM

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there’s two variants to C. vicinus.
The dark variant is what GOCAMPONOTUS and I are keeping (he showed the picture)
Currently keeping
-A. occidentalis
-B. patagonicus
-C. vicinus
-F. neogagates
-M. invidia
-Stennama spec..
I will want to also keep some other lasius types in the future.
You should also subscribe to my youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/@AsdAnts

#9 Offline AperturePrime - Posted June 10 2024 - 8:31 PM

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They were collected separately.



#10 Offline IdioticMouse26 - Posted June 10 2024 - 9:16 PM

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there’s two variants to C. vicinus.
The dark variant is what GOCAMPONOTUS and I are keeping (he showed the picture)

Oh, I now saw that GOCAMPONOTUS said "this is how a BLACK vicinus would look" 

Interesting to know they come in varients.



#11 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted June 11 2024 - 6:41 AM

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there’s two variants to C. vicinus.
The dark variant is what GOCAMPONOTUS and I are keeping (he showed the picture)

Oh, I now saw that GOCAMPONOTUS said "this is how a BLACK vicinus would look" 

Interesting to know they come in varients.

 

Some even come in orange-ish variation like this:

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Edited by GOCAMPONOTUS, June 11 2024 - 6:43 AM.

Currently keeping: 2 C.vicinus colonies.2 C.sansabeanus. 1 C.leavissimus. 2 C.Ca02. 1 V.pergandei. 4 T.immigrans.1 F.pacifica. 1 C.hyatti

1 M.ergatognya

 

 

 

 

Trying to get my hands on :C.modoc,A.vercicolor, and Any Honeypots

  

 

 


#12 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted June 11 2024 - 5:14 PM   Best Answer

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Definitely modoc. Coloration aside, the head is distinctly broader than vicinus.






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