Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Ant's Nest

Blackfellows Hands Track, Newnes State Forest

We are on our way to the Lost City. Passing a few ant's nests on the way.

Words to walk with:
The Ant by Ogden Nash
"The ant has made herself illustrious
By constant industry industrious.
So what? Would you be calm and placid
If you were full of formic acid?"

6 comments:

  1. Very blob-from-out-of-spaceish! They 'eject' this matter don't they? It is not just soil that they rearrange. Is it? Oh gawd, now I need to know about the innards of an ant.

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  2. I assume that this is an active colony of ants that live inside in great numbers. Now I am imagining a troop of small boys who decide that they need to poke that thing with sticks to see what is inside.

    I recall a similar encounter I had with a nest of yellow jackets that were building a big paper nest in the ceiling of our front porch. It did not end well.

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  3. Looks like the modern sculpture! Really huge one. I also love the trees. Great place.

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  4. I don't know anything about the behaviour and ants and I certainly wasn't going to poke it with a stick to find out more so I can't help with any of the questions.

    I don't even know if this is an ant's nest or termite's nest.

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  5. I was amazed at these 'castles' the first time I saw them. They are great architecture pieces.

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