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Mob Rule

Yesterday I saw some ants on a gravel road.  I don’t know the species but I am guessing Formica obscuripes.  As near as I can tell a number of workers are holding down and killing another worker of the same … Continue reading

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The Evil Springtail

During the spring and summer of 2010 I spent several days watching and photographing ants and visitors on a nest of the Allegheny mound-building ant.  On June second I saw what I thought was the most remarkable event I have witnessed on … Continue reading

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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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