Location: My spa, I turned the light on to lure alates.
Date of Collection: 6/19/17
Habitat: My backyard, basically a grassy plain.
Length: Both queens are about half a cm.
Queen 1: Entirely black, her thorax may be extremely dark red but I can't tell.
Queen 2: Red thorax with a black abdomen and a dark red/black head.
Queen 1: Entirely black, her abdomen is very large for her size.
Queen 2: Abdomen is pretty large for her size.
Anything else distinctive:
Queen 1: At first I didn't even think she was an ant, let alone a queen, but about 8 minutes after being in a tube she shed her wings.
No nest description for either.
Both in Tubes (Size Reference)
Queen 1: http://imgur.com/a/cnZ9Z(Queen 2 is on the right as well.)
Queen 2: http://imgur.com/Jg9kPcN
Edited by Ants_Texas, June 20 2017 - 8:47 AM.