The World’s Most Dangerous Ant

The most dangerous ant in the world is the bulldog ant (Myrmecia pyriformis) found in coastal regions in Australia. There have been at least three human fatalities since 1936, the latest a Victorian farmer in 1988. – Guinness World Records It is extremely aggressive and shows little fear of human beings, stinging a number of …

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The Ant Life Cycle

The ant life cycle has five stages… Nuptial flight (flying ants land and mate) Egg (small oval shaped eggs) Larva (grow in size as they are fed by adult ants – look like rice) Pupa (silk-like cocoon – ant body takes shape inside) Adult (ant) The whole process can take 8-10 weeks in warmer climates …

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Guy leaves a note for the ants

This guy is trying the Borax solution and doesn’t want anyone to move it, so he leaves a note for “the people” and a note for the ants. He probably should have also added the line “not a step”. 😉 I'll let you know if this borax mixture works. #ants🐜 A post shared by drjones993 …

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Giant Ants!

Check out this exhibit by sculptor Rafael Gómezbarros – pretty scary at first glance, then beautiful. The exhibit is called “Casa Tomada” (seized house) and the ants represent “…the displacement of peasants due to war and strife. Spreading aggressively over the colonial façades of goverment structures… “. Each of the 1300 ants are over 2 …

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Ophiocordyceps fungus vs. an ant

Video+timelapse by @anandavarma for @natgeo. This ant is infected with ophiocordyceps fungus. The beginning of the video shows the ant in its last hours of life, twitching under the control of the mind-controlling parasitic fungus. The fungus made the ant crawl up the plant and bite down on the edge of the leaf. The fungus …

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