- Jan 6, 2021
All in the title
Oh hey.Yep, I'm Swirlysnowflake from Formiculture. There are some other ant keepers here, but I completely forgot their usernames. Let me see if I can find them.
There is someone here named Arthroverts and someone named that is on FC.
Do you have worker measurements?
If you ever find dealate queens I'd be happy to purchase them lolWe have colony of tiny black ants and they live in the walls. It's pretty annoying, they're having m/f alates (I think that's what they are called) streaming out at night, and I'm just scared that they might start a colony in one of my t enclosures But I'm kind of used to it now I guess.
Formica species. It's a species in the fusca group. I'm not good enough at identify to know which species, and I would probably need microscope pics for that. Just label it Formica fusca group.
Do they have heart shaped gasters (ant term for abdomen)?If you ever find dealate queens I'd be happy to purchase them lol
Also, if you can get any pics, I can try to help identify species. Tiny black ants makes me think Monomorium or Tetramorium but there's no way to know for sure without pics
The person with the small black ants is in Brea, CA.Formica fusca group are all extremely alike and it's nigh impossible to get them to species without very good pictures. Small black ants could be anything, depending on location. Tapinoma, Monomorium, Tetramorium, Solenopsis, Crematogaster, Linepithema, Plagiolepis, Technomyrmex, Ochetellus, on and on and on. 3 of the most diverse subfamilies are all possible, maybe even 4 if we consider some of the more unlikely candidates like Brachyponera.