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A Black Ant works diligently, but messily, on polinating the Fenell in our Veggie Garden. This Ant species seems particularly fond of the veggies, and I am pleased that it is not at all agresive despite being equiped with awesome mandibles.

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A Black Ant works diligently, but messily, on polinating the Fenell in our Veggie Garden. This Ant species seems particularly fond of the veggies, and I am pleased that it is not at all agresive despite being equiped with awesome mandibles.

comments (18)

Elle a l'air d'être très grosse.
Ray: Bien nourris dans mon jardin, Martine.
i see you and Bill are jostling to dazzle us today, Ray. the mandibles do look rather serious, but the eyes give it a docile look.
Ray: My objective is not so much dazzle as spotlighting the wonderful World Of Small, Ayush! smile
What incredible beasts they are, good job they are the size they are, though they can make up for that in numbers. Amazing macro's Ray.
Ray: I admire Ants, Frank, even when they are [painfully] challenging the Pecking Order in my Garden. This species does not bother with such childish behavior.
Wonderful photos, Ray!
Ray: I am pleased you think thusly, Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Sep 2019, 05:59
Nice to know it isn't going to bite your head off Ray!

He's a fearsome looking thing alright..
Ray: Looks fierce, but is extremely mild, Chris.
Who knew ANTS would be pollinators in any garden, Ray!!! WOW.
Ray: Yes...my observations have shown me just how useful ants can be, Ginnie.
  • Astrid
  • Hollandshire.....
  • 11 Sep 2019, 06:18
What fabulous shots again, Ray. Love to see the small world like that. Great to see how his mouth is full of fennel smile.
Ray: Close up we can see what extraordinary critters Ants are, Astrid.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Sep 2019, 06:25
A fabulous image, Ray. One of your best for a long time.
Ray: Thank you, Alan.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 11 Sep 2019, 07:28
A hard working thing Ray.
Ray: Their work ethic is astonishing, Chad.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk : Where the sun rises first in England
  • 11 Sep 2019, 09:11
Good stuff, Ray
Ray: Thank you, Richard.
Incredible shots, Ray. It is interesting to see that different ants have different jobs in nature. The ones who like wood can be good - or very, very bad.
Ray: Yes...this species has fierce-looking mandibles, but they are used just for pulling plant matter apart as they are vegetarian.

Tomorrow, a different species.
A truly busy little beastie
Ray: They seem hard-wired for the single task of collecting food, Martin, and don't even bother to defend themselves.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Sep 2019, 14:58
The kind of ant that causes nightmares.
Ray: I am pleased that ants are tiny, Louis.
Vegetarian insects, nows there's something unusual.
Ray: I think most insects are vegetarian, Brian.
That is reassuring as he looks as though he could handle himself in a fight
Ray: Yes...it looks very capable, Bill.
it is gouging himself on the pollen Ray...two great macros....petersmile
Ray: Seems to love this stuff, Peter.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Sep 2019, 18:32
The ant is indulging in the yellow flowers.
Ray: This species of ant seems to love Fenell, Philine.
Très imposante cette fourmi .
Ray: Les fourmis sont généralement impressionnantes à mes yeux, Martine, et j'aime les voir de près pour cette raison.

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