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Pogonomyrmex ID Request

pogonomyrmex id id request new colony ant queens queens

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#1 Offline MrPurpleB - Posted November 6 2016 - 1:05 PM


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A while back I bought this founding pogonomyrmex  colony, with two queens inside a formicaria and one larvae. However, I only that the ant queens are from the pogonomyrmex genus, but not the full species name.

If anyone is able to ID these ants please tell me, sorry if the pictures are a bit unclear. 


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-Red/Brown coloring, with some black marks

-One black dot at each side of the thorax and the end of the gaster is black

--The gaster has lots of little hairs

-The ants where bought in Los Angeles, but not sure what specific habitat or location were the ants collected

Edited by MrPurpleB, November 6 2016 - 1:13 PM.

#2 Offline dspdrew - Posted November 6 2016 - 1:48 PM

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Without location information or better pictures, there's no way to know.

#3 Offline gcsnelling - Posted November 6 2016 - 1:56 PM



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Agree, definitely need more information.

#4 Offline Canadian anter - Posted November 6 2016 - 4:02 PM

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To me it looks like pogonomyrmex californicus bicolor
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#5 Offline Alabama Anter - Posted November 6 2016 - 4:16 PM

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To me it looks like pogonomyrmex californicus bicolor

Wasn't confident in that but it sure looks like it. I have to agree with CA
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#6 Offline Solenoqueen - Posted November 6 2016 - 4:44 PM


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Yep, Pogonomyrex californicus, not sure about bicolor though.


#7 Offline Saftron - Posted November 19 2016 - 11:55 PM


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MrPurpleB who did you buy it from? I'm looking for Pogonomyrmex's also :(

Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: pogonomyrmex, id, id request, new colony, ant queens, queens

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