I was digging and laying my collection of flat walkway rocks this morning in my front yard (a project long sitting on the back burner) when I saw this ant skirmish next to me. I am fascinated by the insect world. I've decided my next investment will be into a macro lens so I can capture the incredible detail of this amazing world.
"Some kinds of ants are quite aggressive in protecting their nest or food resources. The fight is continued until the enemy's body is dismembered or it dies." (source)
Even ants of the same species sometimes show aggressive behavior if they come from a different nest. When ants of the same species meet outside the nest, they smell each other using their antennae. This allows them to distinguish their fellow ants from those belonging to a different nest. (source)
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I visited the Tiger Temple in Thailand & later found out it is under investigation for tiger trafficking and animal abuse. Read full story. In 2015 it was raided. More than 100 tigers and protected bird species in Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, popularly known as the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province were impounded by authorities following complaints that the temple was alleged to engage in illegal wildlife trading.
"The moment one gives close attention to anything,
even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious,
awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself."
~ Henry Miller
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