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Maybe C. noveboracensis? Only carpenter ant in North America with a reddish mesosoma and black head and gaster that I can think of. Are you near a forested area?
 

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No but it was caught at work and I work at a sawmill
 

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I have kida gone ant crazy and am really hoping to find a queen and start a colony
 

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Maybe C. noveboracensis? Only carpenter ant in North America with a reddish mesosoma and black head and gaster that I can think of. Are you near a forested area?
There's actually several species that can have that color scheme, including C. chromaoides, C. herculeanus and the smaller Myrmentoma- subgenus species such as C. nearcticus. This one looks like a Myrmentoma.
 

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There's actually several species that can have that color scheme, including C. chromaoides, C. herculeanus and the smaller Myrmentoma- subgenus species such as C. nearcticus. This one looks like a Myrmentoma.
I was thinking of herculeanus, actually, but I thought it was primarily boreal (then again, if we're talking imported wood, could be anything, I guess).
 
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