Honey Pot Ants

WE’VE MOVED! COME AND SEE US HERE YOU BIG SMASHER!

One knows by now that you are a rather erudite bunch, so we don’t need to tell you that in ant society there are a number of castes; workers to bob out to get food, soldiers to deal with any oi polloi, the males that fertilize the queen who lays all the eggs. Well dear readers may we introduce you to another caste you may not have heard of… the lazy fat buffoon.

... I'll have you know it's my metabolism...

As ants don’t have any household staff to ensure a steady supply of pickles and dried meats through the winter months they have instead evolved a living pantry. The fat belly of some of the honey pot ants swells to the size of a grape, and is full of goodies and liquid to help the nest through any ‘dry’ spells.

Expect a full write up on these little bloaters in Volume II soon enough, in the meantime if you’d like to hear more may we recommend this delightful tome.

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Published in: on November 20, 2010 at 12:56 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. I THINK THIS IS THE COOLEST ANIMAL EVARRRRR IM USING IT FOR MY SCIENCE PROJECT. LOL!


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