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Waiting to take the stage

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#1 Offline Ikerrilove - Posted August 19 2018 - 7:35 PM

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The way they're all facing the same direction reminded me of dancers in the wings, waiting to rush out for their turn. They were like that for all through dinner (around 2 hours or more) and took off at dusk, just before the sun set. I wonder if they were watching the sky, they weren't the only nest I saw along the beach like that. 

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#2 Offline DaveJay - Posted August 19 2018 - 9:30 PM

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It does make you wonder what the cue is.
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#3 Offline Ikerrilove - Posted August 20 2018 - 8:16 AM

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It does make you wonder what the cue is.

 

They did seem to be all facing the sunset behind the trees but that could be coincidence. 

Trying to figure out what's in ants heads is fun but I wonder if we'll ever really know their secrets.



#4 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted August 20 2018 - 4:30 PM

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What species?

#5 Offline Ikerrilove - Posted August 20 2018 - 4:47 PM

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What species?

 

Not to sure, too new to ant watching to even venture a guess.



#6 Offline TheRealAntMan - Posted August 20 2018 - 6:29 PM

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Appears to be a Lasius sp.


An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to their relative body size
 

 


#7 Offline Ikerrilove - Posted August 21 2018 - 5:10 AM

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Appears to be a Lasius sp.

 

That would be my guess, it's a rocky/sandy beach area near the river and I think Lasius are flying in my area (Near Ottawa Canada) 







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