I found this group of weaver ants one morning carrying what seems to be a kind of fly or a bee, going up a tree. It is a common knowledge that ant can carry twenty times its body weight, so this is really a small task for them and, after all, it’s an offering for their queen. Some queen ants that live for many years can have millions of babies; but when the queen of the colony dies, the colony will only survive a few months because queens are rarely replaced and workers have no ability to reproduce. So these workers would do anything to please the queen.
- It’s good to be queen (starryskyranch.typepad.com)
- Head-hunter fly decapitates ants (bbc.co.uk)
- The Ones Who Rarely Keep Still (greatgreths.wordpress.com)
- Trophallaxis: When Ants Kissed. (greatgreths.wordpress.com)