Photos from inside 2 anthills of black and red ants, nature is fantastic!

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Photos from inside 2 anthills of black and red ants, nature is fantastic!




by Christophe » 04/07/22, 21:16

This afternoon I moved my improvised "barbecue" in place for 2 years in the garden and made of old stacked concrete borders (4 flat blocks)...

It was invaded by 2 anthills...red and black...less than 50 cm away...I didn't know that the ants lived so close together!

I noticed 2 interesting things:

a) I saw 3 types of larvae for the black ones (2 for the red ones)

b) the ants have created an interblock space up to 20 mm high (see photo of the "studs")! Each block weighs over 17 kg and there were 4 stacked!! The ants have therefore potentially lifted 3 * 17 kg! Something crazy ! : Shock: : Shock: : Shock:

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by izentrop » 05/07/22, 02:04

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by Christophe » 05/07/22, 08:33

But no izy, I let the ants "store" their larvae before lifting the next slab... in less than 10 minutes it was clear! : Cheesy:

Then compare men to ants... frankly... but hey, we're used to boderline comparisons!

Looking more closely at the photos, you can see that there are branches between the slabs: there were none when I laid them 2 years ago, but I stored a lot of small wood nearby. ..

The ants therefore probably used these woods as construction props! : Shock: : Shock: : Shock:
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by izentrop » 05/07/22, 10:06

Christophe wrote:But no izy, I let the ants "store" their larvae before lifting the next slab... in less than 10 minutes it was clear! : Cheesy:
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