- Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:25 pm
Looks like tetramorium caespitum queens to me. I have had a few of these queens before. If you plan to try and start a colony with them I'd suggest offering some honey because they are semi-claustral species. (To verify if it is Tetramorium or Messor look for the nodes between the thorax and the abdomen. One node would suggest Tetramorium, 2 nodes is Messor) A side view picture may help in identification of the ants.
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Lasius flavus - boring
Camponotus Pennsylvanicus - New Worker!!
Tetramorium*2 - both new workers!!
A suitable colony spot!