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Nylanderia? Technomyrmex? Brachymyrmex? Queen Ant?

nylanderia technomyrmex brachymyrmex queen ant ant id request

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#1 Offline Ender Ants - Posted June 6 2017 - 4:30 PM

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Location: A park in Las Vegas

More precise location: Grassy area, but in those little empty patches

When: May 27

Time: Around 5:00 PM

Other Characteristics: I think it has a stinger, or a acidopole. This is because when I tried removing the cotton ball, it was near it, and either tried to sting it, or formic acid spray it. Sorry if I used acidopole in a wrong way, since I literally just learned about it. 

It also has a thin gaster, but like I said I got this queen in late May, so it has already laid eggs. But right after I put it into a test tube, it laid some eggs, so I'm not really sure about it being semi-claustral, or fully-claustral. 

 

I have a video, and a few pictures of it right here: 

 

https://ibb.co/kt2ztF

 

https://ibb.co/cLBg7a

 

https://ibb.co/icO5YF

 

https://ibb.co/gP9ZSa

 

Here's a picture that isn't mine, but the Queen looks like this worker:

http://www.ispotnature.org/node/809072

 

 

Here's the video: 

 

Thanks! Much appreciated!


Edited by Ender Ants, June 6 2017 - 4:32 PM.


#2 Offline Nathant2131 - Posted June 6 2017 - 5:04 PM

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Size (preferably in millemeters) will be ideal.



#3 Offline Aaron567 - Posted June 6 2017 - 5:10 PM

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This looks like Brachymyrmex.



#4 Offline VoidElecent - Posted June 6 2017 - 5:39 PM

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This looks like Brachymyrmex.

 

I agree, likely Brachymyrmex patagonicus if so. Remember, measurements are crucial for almost every identification request; try to include some sort of relative length regardless of the materials you have available, maybe photograph the ant next to a dime or a nickel next time.

 

Measurements of this queen will still be helpful; if it's around 4-5 mm, it's likely B. patagonicus.



#5 Offline Ender Ants - Posted June 21 2017 - 5:09 PM

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This looks like Brachymyrmex.

 

I agree, likely Brachymyrmex patagonicus if so. Remember, measurements are crucial for almost every identification request; try to include some sort of relative length regardless of the materials you have available, maybe photograph the ant next to a dime or a nickel next time.

 

Measurements of this queen will still be helpful; if it's around 4-5 mm, it's likely B. patagonicus

Sorry for the late response but it is 5mm.







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