Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I was able to photograph an insect exodus, as a number of winged queen ants and their followers made for new territory the other day.
Sporting a new macro attachment, I took the following shots of these insanely small subjects.

Notice the winged worker, behind the queen, in the above shot.
Strangely enough there were very few, though I saw four winged queen ants.

The whole process of the departure was quite insistent, as the non winged ants coaxed those leaving with mandibles gently nipping . 
The whole nest seemed to be out for the occasion, the ground alive with these small black ants.

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