27
Jul
07

Red Ants – July 27, 2007

IMG_1157, originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

At the base of Turtle Hill, these red ants create large openings to their tunnels. I wonder what advantage these large(1 inch) openings have for these ants? It seems that they would be a disadvangage because it would allow predators to more easily get access. These are the ants that have a citrus taste when eaten.

 I just read this article on swarming intelligence in national geographic magizine.  It’s facinating how groups of individuals doing their own thing become more intelligent when combined with other individuals.

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1 Response to “Red Ants – July 27, 2007”


  1. 1 Stefano
    August 28, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    I have just bought a DVD of the discovery channel about ants… Really fascinating. I’m not sure what the big opening is for, maybe because they carry in big preys?


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