Myrmecos

Dinoponera grooming

Back in 2002 when I used the Nikon Coolpix 995 for everything, I would occasionally play around with the camera’s very basic video mode. The 995 made small, grainy movies without sound, and most of the videos I took are, well, pretty bad. But the camera had impressive macro abilities, which meant it could shoot ants close-in. Here’s a movie of a Dinoponera from the Mbaracay├║ Forest Reserve in Paraguay:

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