April 11, 2012

day three-hundred-and-forty-five - honeypot ant

an ant with a tasty butt

© jem barratt

yum yum

these guys are basically a living pantry for the worker ants, who 'extract nourishment' from them (which sounds pretty bad, but not as bad as 'milking' them) as needed. despite the intrusion (and the inevitable feeling of being used), i think i might rather be a honeypot ant than a worker ant.

stashing food for later is not unusual, but stashing food in your friends is a little bit unique.


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