Ant key: Node hidden or erect
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Key to Identifying Common Household Ants


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From thorax uneven in shape

Hidden node
 
Node erect
Node hidden by abdomen; dark brown to shiny black in color; gives off a strong odor when crushed   Node erect; dull brown in color; gives off a musty odor when crushed

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