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Harvester Ant Nest

Pheidole sp.

Description:

It is believed that the outside structure of an ant nest is created in such a way that the nest is protected by fire and water.

Habitat:

Seen in a dry forest.

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34 Comments (1–25)

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Thanks ulvalactuca!

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 8 years ago

That's so cool!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thanks TristanNarbrough. I am glad you liked it :-)

TristanNarbrough
TristanNarbrough 9 years ago

Fantastic muddy maze!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thanks.

Mari du Preez
Mari du Preez 9 years ago

A beautiful nest!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thank you Sachin and Viv!

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 9 years ago

Great design

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Very nice find,,

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

:-)

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 9 years ago

A meteor impact crater !
:-)

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thanks Mayra and Dyah.

DyahPitaloca
DyahPitaloca 9 years ago

beautiful spot!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wow!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thank you Karen.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Great spot Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Better luck next time :-)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

I came back without seeing this or the cobras! :(

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thanks Lauren and Leanne. Lauren I think the ants are called harvester ants. Not sure about the correct common and scientific name. Will do sone research and find out more.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 9 years ago

That is just beautiful.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 9 years ago

How unique! I've never seen a nest entrance like this in the Americas. Do you know which species of ant it is? It should be looked at by a BBC team!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Yes mcaul6515, nature is indeed amazing :-)

mcaul6515
mcaul6515 9 years ago

Amazing building skills those ants have! Isn't nature amazing!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thank you Antonio!

Great capture Satyen,beautiful construction,congrats and thanks for sharing

Wild Things
Spotted by
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Thane, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Mar 10, 2013
Submitted on Mar 10, 2013

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