Ant ID from Singapore

micheldied

Arachnoprince
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Can anyone give their best guess as to what these ants are? I have a colony from a queen caught in Singapore (near Malaysia). This whole time I thought they were some species of Camponotus, until I saw them trying to sting a roach today.

Unfortunately I don't have a camera that is good enough to catch a good still-shot of them, so this video is the best I can do.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSTeMPoFGQ7/?taken-by=micheldied
 

Salmonsaladsandwich

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Those are camponotus. They might not sting but they'll still bend their abdomens forward to spray prey with formic acid.
 
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