Category Archives: Ants

Up close and personal with Myrmecia

Bull ants (Myrmecia spp.) aren’t the easiest creatures to get portraits of. They are very alert and the larger species are quite aggressive and will defend themselves and their nest vigorously. I have, on occasion, been lucky to get close … Continue reading

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Numbers rule in the ant’s world

In the world of ants, it doesn’t matter how formidable any one worker of a particular species is – if it is caught out by a group that is superior in numbers there can be only one outcome. Below is … Continue reading

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Bull ants: not as invincible as I thought

I had always thought of Bull ants (Myrmecia spp.) as the kings queens of the jungle undergrowth. They are highly aggressive ants, with extremely good vision, a pair of powerful mandibles and a potent sting at their disposal. It is … Continue reading

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