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Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 26 September 2014 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Roof on top...So many leaves brought together to make this home!! Well, this was the last one I took as I left the place the next day back home. I heard from my daughter in law, that the gardener chopped off the stem and threw it into a vacant plot . He had said, " These ants will spread to the other plants too and create a lot of difficulties and may come into your home too in search of food." The engineers must be busy making their homes somewhere else:)))

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

I understand very well the idea of ​​a gardener. I did not want them in my house.

26 Sep 2014 5:37am

@Jypyä Pop: You are right Jypya.. why invite trouble!!!

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

They are amazing little creatures! (and still making me itch)

26 Sep 2014 6:12am

@ursulakatariina: Ha ha ha !! The itch will stop now:))

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice details

26 Sep 2014 6:25am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you Shaahin:)

Oiva from Turku, Finland

There are so wildly in appearance, I hope that they will soon disappear from the garden!:-)))))))))))))))Haleja.

Happy Friday ,my good friend!

26 Sep 2014 6:37am

@Oiva: They are disappearing from here today....ha ha ha !!!!

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellente compo

26 Sep 2014 6:58am


Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Fascinating to watch - preferably from behind glass !

26 Sep 2014 8:55am

@Ronnie 2¢: Of course !! Play safe:)))

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Devi, thanks for sharing this series ---- but I agree with Ronnie --- better from behind glass. !!!
kindest regards and a nice day Monika

26 Sep 2014 10:29am

@Shiva: I got too close to them...dangerous though...but they were busy building their home..I mean palace...

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Très belles envahisseuses ... Aïe ça pique !..... ))

26 Sep 2014 10:30am

@tataray: Merci tataray:)

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Thanks for documenting these little creatures' work. Amazing what they can do, isn't it?

26 Sep 2014 11:41am

@beach: Yes...rally enterprising fellows and ferocious too!! Thank God they are not vocal :)))))

Patrick M. from Lille, France

It's always very exciting to see them work together, build a shelter

26 Sep 2014 11:54am

@Patrick M.: Yes... a totally committed and united community.:)

Patrick M. from Lille, France

It's always very exciting to see them work together, build a shelter

26 Sep 2014 12:03pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleuse image qul rendu sur ces feuilles avec la petite touche d'orange superbe.

26 Sep 2014 12:46pm

@Nicou: merci Nicou:))

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A magnificent serie! Stunning! Best, Adela

26 Sep 2014 12:47pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you Adela Hugs:))))

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

All that work destroyed. :) Fantastic series

26 Sep 2014 2:48pm

@Bruce: Yes sad...but thank God the gardener declined to spray insecticide to kill them as some one next door suggesed..Thank Heavens for small nercies:)))

gerard1948 from Spain

Very impressive these ants, excellent composition and great shot. The gardener has had a good initiative to cut and discard the branch when there are in the house, it's hard to get rid.
Have a good evening.

26 Sep 2014 4:30pm

@gerard1948: You are right..They are a source of danger if they marcjh into the house especially when there are little kids:)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

So interesting!!!
Nice details!!

26 Sep 2014 4:50pm

@Lalena: Thank you Lalena:)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States


26 Sep 2014 5:07pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you Ruthie:)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Fabulous house builders!

27 Sep 2014 5:05am

@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve:)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan


27 Sep 2014 5:43am

@Hiro: :)) Hiro

L'Angevine from Angers, France


27 Sep 2014 5:53am

@L'Angevine: Merci L'Angevine:)

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

A fabulous close-up of these busy workers ...

27 Sep 2014 11:32pm

@Baldwin Vandewalle: Thank you Baldwin :)

helys from Paris, France

So busy

30 Sep 2014 1:39pm

@helys: :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

Wow, that's a very good "Bachaco" Series.
✎ ✔✔✔✔✔ Txs4Sharing

1 Oct 2014 7:43pm

@aaanouel: Thank you Augusto.. Before commenting I googled Bachaco and read about them :)))))

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Aren't they clever?

3 Oct 2014 7:22am

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