Hey guys, I've recently been doing my work experience with Natural England where they look after some nature reserves. I told them about my passion for ants and told me I could find some and help fill their data bases of the species they have on the reserves. So I've been out finding ants and trying to ID them. I'm quite sure I know what the genus of most of the ants I have found are, I just need to be sure on the species. The images were taken from a camera through a microscope. I'm going to link the Photobucket album instead of posting the images directly on here, much easier that way.
Every ant in the albums was found in Britain, East Sussex, Eastbourne, on a chalk heath land called Lullington Heath.
Here are the two Myrmica workers that need identifying. I'm quite sure they are different species. They were both found under flint stones on the heath land. The Myrmica sp 1 is around 2mm bigger than the Myrimca sp 2. Here is the link http://s1175.photobucket.com/user/Antboy888/library/Myrmica%20sp%201%20and%202?sort=3&page=1
Here are the two Formica workers that I also need identifying. Formica sp 1 was found underneath and inside dead wood that was on the ground whilst Formica sp 2 was found on a sunny grass path that was running parallel to a forest. I never found the nesting site. They were running fast as well. Here is the link to the album. http://s1175.photobucket.com/user/Antboy888/library/Formica%20sp%201%20and%202?sort=3&page=1
Any help will be greatly appreciated.