Archive for October, 2005

With over ten million workers in each colony, the Weaver ants, Oecophylla smaragdina, mastermind’s the activities occurring in the canopies of the tropical rain forests. Deadly bites, sharp tarsal claws, coupled with a blast of formic acid, makes these ants the most aggressive arboreal ants.

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Stopping in between the 6000 km drive from Sydney-Adelaide-Alice Springs-Darwin, deep in the outback, a few kms North of Wilpena Pound in South Australia, I found my first Australian Pseudomyrmicine, Tetraponera allaborans.

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