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Palace of the Ants !

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 29 November 2018 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This is an ant hill ! God forbid you set your foot on it !

SONY DSC-HX100V 1/200 second F/2.8 ISO 100 5 mm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is their castle.

29 Nov 2018 5:40am

@Jypyä Pop: They do seem to have rooms inside too !

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

beautiful image and a wonderful title :))

29 Nov 2018 6:52am

@Nina: Thank you Nina :)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Ce vert ce rouge quelle image superbe
Belle journée

29 Nov 2018 7:11am

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup mon ami Nicou :)

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire.Pays de la Loire., France

Les fourmis sont de infatigables travailleuses, la preuve.

29 Nov 2018 7:40am

@Captain Guildive Ajoupa: Thank you Captain :))))

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Où est sa majesté la Reine ?

29 Nov 2018 7:54am

@jpla: Thank you very much jpla :)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

even worse if you sit down :)

29 Nov 2018 10:35am

@grouser: Ha ha a !! Don' tell me I can visualise the scene !!!

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Beautiful structure of these diligent critters. Indeed you have to stay away from here.
Well spotted.

29 Nov 2018 10:48am

@Dreams come true: These red ants in particular bite like the dickens !! So painful !

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une fameuse fourmilière !

29 Nov 2018 10:49am

@Libouton Martine: Merci beaucoup Martine ;)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very nice find and report !

29 Nov 2018 11:21am

@Hiro: Thank you Hiro :)

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Yes. Don't want them crawling up your pant legs! Yikes.

29 Nov 2018 11:51am

@beach: Ypou are right " Yikes " is absolutely right :(((((((((((((((((((((((

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Oh....Impressiv !

29 Nov 2018 1:04pm

@Mhelene: :) Thank you Mhelene :)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Yikes! I don't now what kind of ants you have there, but here we have really nasty fire and they have a very painful bite. Also, they seem to cover your foot with a whole army then all attack at once.

29 Nov 2018 3:25pm

@B. Thomas: There are many kinds. This one is like the one you have written about !! God save the person if he puts his foot anywhere near! We do have a very harmless variety of tiny black ants which do not bite !

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The prickly ants in their palace with lawns!

29 Nov 2018 4:08pm

@Adela Fonts: Yes a gorgeous palace with lawns !!!

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Habitation de joyeuses travailleuses inépuisables.

29 Nov 2018 4:18pm

@tataray: :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I am glad you found it before stepping!!! Lovely texture

29 Nov 2018 4:39pm

@Ruthiebear: yes..Thank heavens for small mercies :)))

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

They are such busy creatures. I wouldn't mess with them.

29 Nov 2018 5:14pm

Claudiel from belgium, Belgium

it's better to photograph them than to put your foot on it

29 Nov 2018 5:25pm

@Claudiel: Ha ha ha !!!!

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


29 Nov 2018 5:46pm

@Existence Artistique: :) Marci beaucoup Existence :)

mohammad from Isfahan, Iran

They are really weird insects,
Work continuously and do not get tired,
According to them, God's power can be understood,
Thank you dear DEVI for sharing their nest image with us.

29 Nov 2018 6:18pm

@mohammad: Yes Mohammad..They work tirelessly and store food for the rainy days! One should admoire them..But there are a couple of cruel species here too!!

Don from Spokane, United States

It is very impressive. Stepping on it would be very bad.

29 Nov 2018 6:47pm

@Don: Yes Don :))

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Then just a photo.

29 Nov 2018 7:23pm

@Willem: Yes...Thank God !!!

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Wow! It is quite a large one too! I definitely would not want to step or even worse sit on it!

29 Nov 2018 11:48pm

@Elaine Hancock: Ha ha ha !! Sit on it ? That would be almost suicidal ;)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Yikes. They could take a nibble out of you.

30 Nov 2018 12:43am

@Michael Rawluk: Sure !! A pound of flesh !

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

don't step there!

30 Nov 2018 2:35am

@Harry: Sure.. I take all precautions !

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture. If you step on it accidentally it would be very bad experience. They are living in their world ... :)

30 Nov 2018 5:17am

@Sam: Yes Sam :) And any outsider will be treated like an enemy!!!!

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

A huge anthill!

1 Dec 2018 2:20pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Alright! :)

4 Dec 2018 7:57am

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