Giant Ants!!

Discussion in 'Science and Nature' started by MelT, May 13, 2011.

  1. Good one, MEIT.

    Damn those things look like monsters you would see from another planet.
  2. I love insects, and this is really awesome, but to try to capture each species of ant is silly. Many ants are indistinguishable from visual inspection. The only way to tell them apart is to pull out and then inspect the shape of their aedeagus (penis).

    [ame=]YouTube - Hail Ants 1.wmv[/ame]

    I for one welcome our new insect overlords.
  3. I got a chance to see a leafcutter ant colony in plexiglass display. They had different chambers set up and the ants would use one for breeding, another for fungus farming(!) and others for dumping garbage. It was so cool. I could watch those buggers all day.
    The queen was giant!
  4. mean lookin little fuckers
  5. When I was in Costa Rica, I would occasionally see a moving line of leafs across a path.

    Some of those leaf sections were way bigger than the ants, which was pretty awesome to see.
  6. impressive images! i was hoping to see the Siafu, the worlds largest ant but alas, 20,000 species to go
  7. Waking up to one of these staring at you. Fuccckkk
  8. #11 akula420, May 17, 2011
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    then you notice that you're sliding across the bed because they picked you up to take you home.... for dinner!

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