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Sep 21, 2018 10:05 |  #556

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Sep 22, 2018 22:54 |  #557

Getting ready for the wet season. New leaf growth on a billy-goat plum, Terminalia ferdinandiana, near Tolmer Creek in Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory of Australia.


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Sep 22, 2018 23:04 |  #558

Green ants defending their nest of leaves of Gardenia megasperma, near Tolmer Creek in Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory of Australia.


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Sep 22, 2018 23:44 |  #559

Pippan wrote in post #18713787 (external link)
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What a strange thing! Leaf-dwelling ants are new to me.


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Sep 23, 2018 01:19 |  #560

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What a strange thing! Leaf-dwelling ants are new to me.

Yes they glue the leaves together with something like spider's silk produced by their larvae. They appear to have no particular preference for types of leaves either, which can anything from broadly rounded leaves like these to long, narrow leaves from eucalypts, palms or pandanus. We get tourists to taste the green bit of the ant by dabbing it on their tongue; you get an explosion of taste like lime sherbet, far more intense than you'd expect from something so small. It also has a slight numbing effect and in traditional times Aboriginal people would treat sore throats by chucking a whole nest of ants into water and drinking it.


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Sep 25, 2018 00:47 |  #561

Pippan wrote in post #18713787 (external link)
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Wow...what an interesting, cool shot...an ant war going on within a leaf!!


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Sep 25, 2018 00:49 |  #562

Pippan wrote in post #18713783 (external link)
Getting ready for the wet season. New leaf growth on a billy-goat plum, Terminalia ferdinandiana, near Tolmer Creek in Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory of Australia.
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Very pretty shot, Pippan. Nicely done.


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Sep 25, 2018 01:05 |  #563

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Wow...what an interesting, cool shot...an ant war going on within a leaf!!

Thanks Mike, they display selfless teamwork and will defend their nest till the death. They also bite to cut your skin so they can spray formic acid into the cut. A single bite doesn't hurt too much but if you disturb a nest above you, say by cutting the branch it's on, you'll be covered with angry ants inside your clothing and that's not fun at all!


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Sep 25, 2018 01:08 |  #564

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Very pretty shot, Pippan. Nicely done.

Thank you Mike, our leaves in the wet-dry tropics of northern Australia often display more colour when they're new and fresh than when they're old and ready to drop (which they do to conserve moisture in our completely rainless dry season).


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Sep 25, 2018 01:12 |  #565

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Thanks Mike, they display selfless teamwork and will defend their nest till the death. They also bite to cut your skin so they can spray formic acid into the cut. A single bite doesn't hurt too much but if you disturb a nest above you, say by cutting the branch it's on, you'll be covered with angry ants inside your clothing and that's not fun at all!

They really sound like nasty little critters when they get in your clothing. That scenario would be something to avoid at all costs!!


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Sep 25, 2018 01:17 |  #566

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Thank you Mike, our leaves in the wet-dry tropics of northern Australia often display more colour when they're new and fresh than when they're old and ready to drop (which they do to conserve moisture in our completely rainless dry season).

Thank you for the explanation, Pippan. Just the opposite of our leaves, which show the most color when they die and are ready to drop.


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Sep 25, 2018 15:49 |  #567

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Sep 25, 2018 17:57 |  #569

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Sep 25, 2018 18:57 |  #570

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