Honeypot ants, also called honey ants or repletes, are ants which are gorged with food by workers, to the point that their abdomens swell enormously, a condition called plerergate. Other ants then extract nourishment from them.
Honeypot ants, also called honey ants, are ants which have specialized workers that are gorged with food by workers to the point that their abdomens swell enormously. Other ants then extract nourishment from them. They function as living larders.
Incredible ANT-ics! Close-up photography shows the amazing strength of these tiny insects
Photographer Eko Adiyanto, from West Java used a special macro technique to get up close and personal with this fascinating tiny ants. Their balance and strength to lift this seed pods from a Mimosa, is remarkable.
Hard-working ants lift huge chili peppers over their heads as they march along on their hind legs toward their nest. The scene was captured by keen photographer Yahya Taufikurrahman, at his home in South Kalimantan, Indonesia.