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Not for breakfast…

…and you may want to skip this post if you’re squeamish, or are about to eat…

I’ve brought you my Weaver Ants before. I think they are responsible for keeping my kumquat tree free of caterpillars, and the other day I saw more evidence of their carnivorous tastes.

Our smelly dustbin had maggots in it, and when I went out to pick up the newspaper I noticed the ants had done a raid and were carting off squirming maggots. As usual, I found the ability of ants to coordinate and cooperate fascinating, so I decided to take a few photos


here's a close up…


and here’s a film – enjoy ;-)




Ants and flowers

Just a little update on the qumqat tree. As you can see, it is now in full flower, I’ve never seen it with so many flowers!



I can’t help thinking that the ants have something to do with it… They have moved house though – their original nest has broken up/been abandoned:






And now they are living in another one not far away...

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