Tag Archives: formica exsectiodes

Bringing Home the Bacon

I don’t see the ants bringing home food items as often as I would have assumed they would.  Maybe they are hidden by the grass cover, or they hunt at different times than when I observe the nest. This seems … Continue reading

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The ant mound now

Here is what the mound of Formica exsectoides looked like on August 1.  The entry holes for the nest are in the sides of the mound, near the roots of the grass. I did weed out some of the ragweed.  I … Continue reading

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Meal leftovers

The mounds of Formica exsectoides sometimes contain the remnants of meals.  Escargot is on the menu. To the right is Zonitoides arboreus, below and to the left is probably Gastrocopta contracta, which I removed from the mound and photographed in … Continue reading

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