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Carpenter ants

Description:

I found this massive colony while I was working in Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa. The ants had dug a trench inside the tree. I spent a good hour just watching them take out miniature chunks of wood from inside the tree to a pile at the foot of the tree. It was quite amazing to see the these ants working so hard!

Habitat:

Every time I've seen these ants, they were inside wood. i.e.: Trees, wooden decks, wooden sheds and houses, garden retaining walls, wooden light posts, etc...

Notes:

Can anyone tell me if those ants are the ones that swarm out of their nest during the summer creating clouds of flying ants??

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1 Comment

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 8 years ago

I see you have added this to the Backyard Habitats of the World mission; please can you provide some information on the specific modifications you have carried out to create a habitat for wildlife. If you have not created a "wildlife habitat" please can you remove this spotting from the mission?"

MarilynCouture
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MarilynCouture

Spotted on May 28, 2012
Submitted on May 29, 2012

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