…are queens in the African driver ant genus Dorylus, captured on video here:
I forget what documentary that’s from but I think it was almost completely devoted to single Driver Ant colony (Dorylus). And I recall they did an excellent job of recording the queen up close. And even got showed a male ant arriving, removing it’s wings, and mating with the queen. I know these are all separate events but how does someone film around these ants? It can’t be easy but do they use laboratory colonies?
MILTA- yeah, I was thinking that too. The photographers must have been eaten alive during the shoot!
When I was little, I went to a small resort in Gogoron, Mexico. Surrounded by mountains and open land, this resort has five pools that range in depth, size and temperature. I was in the the fourth largest pool by myself and saw this giant ant-like thing either going into the water pipe for the pool or taking a drink. I got out as fast as I could and ran for another witness, but by the time I came back it was gone. This thing was taller than a golf ball and at least 6″ long (not including its antennae) and because of the strong sun, it appeared to be a dark violet.
umm thats al0t of ants.
and the queen like dwarfs all the other ants.
Are they even bigger than Dinoponera gigantea?
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