The early morning sun filtering through the yet to be finished nest of a weaver bird was one of the very first photos that I took with my new camera !! The males spend ages building their nests, then have to entice a female to come and inspect it !! If the nest is not to her liking in any way, she will simply fly over to the next male to inspect his nest. Sometimes a male will build up to 20 nests before being accepted as a proper home maker !! Tough love !! 🙂
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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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