Small Scale Farming

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© Karen Zimmerman
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UploadedNovember 7, 2009
TakenNovember 6, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D200
Exposure1/13 sec at f/9
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length60 mm
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Argentine ant harvesting honeydew excretions from these ornate scale insects. There is a small clear drop of nectar in the ant's mandibles. In exchange, the ants protect them from predators.

For our own use,
the males secrete large amounts of pure white wax, which can be used to make candles.

12 responses

  • Martin E. Morris

    Martin E. Morris (Deleted) gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    An excellent macro image and subject.Beautiful work!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    Fandangtastic macro!!!! Wow!!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    Great shot!

  • Jo Jo

    Jo Jo gave props (7 Nov 2009):


  • Angelo Narciso

    Angelo Narciso gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    amazing work!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (8 Nov 2009):

    This totally and completely fascinates me...WOW

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (8 Nov 2009):

    Stunningly solid!

  • Michael Griffey

    Michael Griffey gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    Very cool macro!


    JOE FAILK gave props (14 Nov 2009):

    Perfect for the theme!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (14 Nov 2009):

    Amazing shot. I actually heard if this symbiotic relationship. Fascinating!

  • alan shapiro

    alan shapiro gave props (20 Nov 2009):

    Fascinatingly beautiful, Karen.

  • Sheila

    Sheila (Deleted) gave props (20 Nov 2009):

    How interesting! Great shot.

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