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Ants with Prey


These very tiny 3mm shiny black ants with a double petiole were trying to drag a 1 cm long Sharpshooter (which was very beautiful) backwards up a vertical stone wall. There were about 10 ants working together and truly struggling with the weight of their prey. For every 5 cm up they would fall back down 3. Their persistence and determination were phenomenal to watch.


Along the San Vicente River, Chiflón Waterfall EcoPark, Chiapas, Mexico.

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Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on May 30, 2019
Submitted on Jul 8, 2019

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