It was such tremendous luck finding this big green meal for the colony
It is very difficult to move all of this fine meat toward our anthill but when I get it to the colony I will become a great heroine
I will be known as the one who courageously brought a lot of protein for the many larvae all the while risking being stepped on by those giant frightening bipedal apes I will be revered and may even be promoted to the job of attending to the Queen
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This is an amazing photo Tom. When this ant left his hill in the morning, he said to himself “go big or go home but be ever-mindful of the bipedal apes!”
Thank you, Linda. 🙂 The ant is not a “he”; all worker ants are female. The males do not work; they are only good for mating with the queen. They are a lot like our species! 🙂
Ha ha – you are disparaging your own gender there Tom. You know somewhere through the years I think I did learn that it is females that do all the work … a lot has been crammed into my brain since I likely learned that in biology in middle school or high school.
I’m (as usual) just being honest about the way things are. 🙂
Excellent photo and a lovely little story. 😀
Thanks much, Scifi! 🙂 Watch where you walk!
haha Yes! 😀
I like your identification of the worker as female, as they all are. The males are only repositories of sperm and mouths to feed, thus the word “drone.”
Exactly, Michael! The females in our species do most of the work too, truthfully! 🙂
How tiny the tendons must be. Beyond our understanding!
Yes, Peter. Amazing, isn’t it?! 🙂
I look forward to everything you post,Tom!
Much appreciated, Susan. 🙂 Watch where you step, outdoors! 🙂
Great shot! Good to look at things from another’s perspective.
Yes, Sandy! And now i have to go and groom my antennae. 🙂
Ants are amazing! Great photograph, Tom!
They will be here long after we are gone, Sabine. They truly are amazing (very organized) creatures! 🙂
That’s for sure!
A tasty treat for the colony! Nice shot.
Yes, SB! They sure do love their meat. Being a vegetarian, i don’t think that i could convince them to change their ways. 🙂
We are all ants in our own way. Most of us are worker ants but there is always somebody who thinks they should be the queen even if they have no blood line…
Ha! That’s for sure. (Remember the show Queen for a Day?) We humans could learn a lot about humility and non-power-seeking cooperation from the ants. 🙂
Amazing workers, those ants! They diligently do their part, in spite of the danger or adversity.
Yes, Kym… and all the (real) workers in the ant kingdom are females… much like our human world. 🙂
🙂 😀 🙂
I’ve become fascinated by ants, and it’s wonderful that you can offer us such close views of them. Their cooperation can be amazing, too.