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A "jam session" with a band of tiny ants called "sugar ants" here (not to be confused with the other larger ant species with the same common name). The spot of jam was approximately 18 mm in length.


House pests in the equatorial tropics of northern New Guinea.


One of the 3 or 4 species of ants that invade our house and give us not a minute's respite if food is left briefly on the table, counter, etc.

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Kalen a month ago

Ants are my friends. Do not call them pests.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Thanks Alice. Living in the tropics one must accept house squatters from the animal kingdom, I'm afraid. But I guess it is a small tradeoff :-)

Hema 8 years ago

I am bringing my ant eater there.

CindyBinghamKeiser 8 years ago

Great idea Alice. I'll try that if we have an invasion :)

alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Not sure it would work with your ants, but there have been some sucessful when they put a potted plant near the ants. They move their young into it and you remove the plant from the house.

achmmad 8 years ago

You must be forgot, 'where I put the candy?' haha. Just kidding! but its a nice momment

Scott Frazier
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Scott Frazier

Papua, Indonesia

Spotted on Feb 13, 2012
Submitted on Feb 16, 2012

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