Bullet ant………. by avzon

Lots of wind and rain today in the Netherlands, so no wildlife photography. Instead I turned to my treasure-box and found a dried Bullet ant (Paraponera clavata). I put this subject in my extreme macro set-up and shot more then 110 frames (1/200s – f8 – iso200). I stacked 100 frames resulting in this creepy image. Hope you like it.

Cheers all!

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Gate Keeper by JohannesOehl

The name of the ant is Oecophylla smaragdina. This formicary was build by bending leaves and glue them togeter by using the silk produced by their larves. Their larves are used with their silk as a kind of hot glue gun. They are living by eating other insects or carrion. My Indian colleague was telling me, to keep away from the ants. The reddish color is a warning signal, that the bites will hurt very much.

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