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On the march

Na and I were sitting, chatting on the porch one recent afternoon.

 

Suddenly we were sharing the space with thousands of Ants. Many of these tiny black critters were carrying white eggs/pupae, and there were a few larger black ants in the moving mass.

 

Within five minutes they were gone!

 

Something had made them decide to shift home.

On the march

Na and I were sitting, chatting on the porch one recent afternoon.

 

Suddenly we were sharing the space with thousands of Ants. Many of these tiny black critters were carrying white eggs/pupae, and there were a few larger black ants in the moving mass.

 

Within five minutes they were gone!

 

Something had made them decide to shift home.

comments (8)

Le travail que fournissent ces fourmis est impressionnant.
Ray: J'admire beaucoup les fourmis, Martine.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 1 Jul 2017, 06:03
How well you have caught these. Ants are just a bit small for my lens to pick them out so well. Our flying ants will be on the move shortly
Ray: We experience a flying ant deluge about once per fortnight, Lisl...the latest was last night...great fun unless they dive bomb into your curry as you are trying to eat.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Jul 2017, 06:34
Oh, what a fascinating experience. I had once thousands of flying ants in my living room, I was horrified ...
Ray: We get a deluge of flying ants about once each two weeks, Philine...quite an experience...the dogs, cats, house geckos and toads all think it is a special feast for them!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 1 Jul 2017, 06:46
Fascinating. It is as if Big Ant said "life will be better over there!"
Ray: I am imagining it was something of that sort, Chris.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Jul 2017, 07:01
What an amazing group structure that these things have. Perhaps they have decided that the grass is greener elsewhere. As long as they stay out of my house, then that's fine...
Ray: Ants and I are in constant battle for supremacy in the Kingdom of MY House, Alan...I am quite tolerant of them until I go to the cupboard for something like a sweet biscuit and find the little blighters have got there first and are conducting a Bacchanalian Festival in the packet.
I have just found black wood eating ants trying to invade. It is said ants rule the world.
Ray: Ants or Spiders seem to rule most environments, Mary...both families will outlast Sapiens.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Jul 2017, 21:30
Flooding and other ants are the most common reasons to move. Would have liked to see how you got down to their level smile
Fantastic, Ray!! What a thing to witness and record!

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