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Black soldier ants running across a muddy path early in the morning. It is in the harmattan/dry season and due to extreme temperatures or unfavorable weather conditions, the ants are forced to migrate carry all their foods, eggs and larva. The stronger ants with cutting mouth parts come together to form a thin protective canopy over the workers transporting the goods that is valuable to bigger animals that could pose as predators during the exodus. And that is why the trail is darker than usual.
Secondary forests, bushy areas
Spotted on Dec 7, 2013
Submitted on Dec 25, 2013
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