Tag: Ants

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 feet in length made of fiberglass resin, fabric, and branches. [Source…]

These photos are taken from Saatchi Gallery and Endless Swarm.

Turning over a rock

These guys appear to be at the Larvae stage.

The ant life cycle is a form of ‘metamorphosis‘, it is the same process a caterpillar uses to change into a butterfly (Egg – Larvae – Pupae – Adult).

The life cycle process can take any where from a few weeks to up to a year to complete. This is dependant on surrounding temperatures, humidity and food available.

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Some light reading “The Ants”

A friend of mine (who obviously knows me well) got me a book for my birthday!

The Ants is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book, written in 1990, by Bert Hölldobler and E. O. Wilson. It was a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1991. – wikipedia

I found it on Amazon for $174.00. I hope he didn’t pay full price!