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Fire Ants

Solenopsis sp.

Description:

Several Fire ants carrying some small flowers. Beautiful!

Habitat:

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Notes:

I didn't typed the whole scientific name because there are several different variation of this species.

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4 Comments

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 7 years ago

Thank you raeven, we humans should learn more about ants and bees, they are a lot better being politically correct and they show amazing examples of teamwork and strategies, I didn't knew about the aphid farm thing, that's awesome! Every second I love more the Nature :)

Raeven
Raeven 7 years ago

LOL ah, yes, I can see it now ... decorating for an elaborate cartoon festival :)
I'd been thinking more along the lines of building materials or using the decayed flowers for something or baiting some trap. Each time I learn about ants I'm amazed by their knack for forward thinking (like keeping herds of aphids safe and well fed to harvest the resulting secretions.)

I love that your image shows one of the flowers so clearly. Great stuff!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 7 years ago

Obviously it does, even though it would be awesome the reason of picking them was to make cozy and decorate the place, they don't, they eat it. :)

Raeven
Raeven 7 years ago

!! Look at that! Are the flowers used as food, do you know?

Nimbid Ditavi
Spotted by
Nimbid Ditavi

Tolima, Colombia

Spotted on Oct 21, 2012
Submitted on Oct 28, 2012

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