Saturday, June 27, 2009

365 Theme 49: Chores

If you look closely you'll see a trail of shiny black things across the image from upper left to lower right. Ants. And if you look closer still you'll note that some of the ants are carrying oblong white objects. I believe these are pupa. I don't know why they were carrying them. There had been quite a bit of rain with more to come later that day, so perhaps the colony was flooded and they were looking for higher ground. Ants will also bring pupa out of the nest to warm them in the sunlight, but this day was completely overcast. The line of ants was several feet long, so I'm guessing the colony was on the move. A larger version can be found here.

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