Every once in a while I note the endless toiling of the world’s dominant species; insects.
Ants in particular dominate the world’s dominant species. These chaps rule the roost in places like Costa Rica, Thailand, heck….everywhere.
I spied a few large red any colonies – not sure if fire ants or not – on the property here in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
The ants are industrious of course. Goes without saying.
But I saw a fascinating thing; said ants used ant bodies – living bodies – to bridge gaps between the banana tree and another tree.
I’ve seen similar behavior from the army ant colony we encountered in the jungles y Bribri, Costa Rica.
All for one, one for all.
Now climb over me as you travel from tree to tree.
Do the bridge ants have medical insurance?
I hope so.
Nothing worse than being crushed by your ant-y and having nothing to show for it.
Watch the short video guys.
What’s your take on ants in the tropics?
I know you see these guys left and right.
A bit skeeved by the hoards of ants?
Or do you see ’em as Nature’s clean up crew, as I do?
Even if ants clean up my spillage I do not intentionally kill the suckers.
Their home before mine, right?