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News - Mystery of ‘headhunting’ ants solved!

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#1 Offline StopSpazzing - Posted January 27 2019 - 10:12 PM


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Another interesting find. I was seriously sure those heads were naturally occurring.


Edited by StopSpazzing, January 27 2019 - 10:13 PM.

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> Have you been to the Ant Keeping Wiki?


> Ants I keep/kept


> Adopt my ants
> Legality of shipping & transporting ants in US


It is illegal on a boat. It is illegal in your coat.
It is illegal in a plane, car, and train. Why must you be such a pain?
I do not care if it is in your hair. Do not put your queen ants there!

#2 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted January 27 2019 - 10:17 PM


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I remember seeing this a while back, great read. I often see Veromessor andrei nests with heads of Camponotus majors surrounding them, which is also quite a sight!

#3 Offline Rstheant - Posted January 28 2019 - 6:53 PM


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Has their mom taught them to not kill other ants, and get a good job? :lol:

#4 Offline Manitobant - Posted January 29 2019 - 8:54 AM


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I wonder if anyone has kept these before. They seem interesting.

#5 Offline Shifty189 - Posted January 30 2019 - 4:41 PM


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there is definitely more to learn here. I have noticed that my Solenopsis Invicta put heads of there prey around there next too. I suspect that this behavior is more common among ants species than we currently know. 

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