Black Ant.........The creative insect

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© Saroj Swain
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UploadedOctober 3, 2011
TakenSeptember 25, 2011
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D90
Exposure1/200 sec at f/11
FlashCompulsory Flash, Return light detected
Focal Length105 mm
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Camponotus compressus, the common black ant is one of the most abundant and best known species of ants in India. The worker is a large jet-black ant ranging in length from 6 to 16 mm. with moderately large eyes, brownish legs and antennae and a prominent shining abdomen. These ants live in enormous communities, traveling long distances from their nests, and are active at all times of day and night. Though ordinarily of a peaceful disposition, when alarmed or disturbed they may display a tendency to be quarrelsome.Ants attack and defend themselves by biting and in many species, by stinging, often injecting or spraying chemicals like formic acid for which we feel pain but not fatal.

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  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (3 Oct 2011):

    Excellent!! Great information too.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (3 Oct 2011):

    Wow! Super macro, and good information on the ant!

  • Satish Patnaik

    Satish Patnaik gave props (3 Oct 2011):

    Rajesh says that this one is an award winning inspiring photograph!!!!!!!! :) The photograph provides enough testimony about the miracles of nature.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (3 Oct 2011):

    Wonderful macro, Saroj! Ants always seem to be engrossed in their work. We have fire ants here, and if they swarm, they can kill animals and sometimes people. They are pretty well under control though.

  • Sambit Chatterjee

    Sambit Chatterjee gave props (3 Oct 2011):

    Nice shot and very informative description too!!!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (3 Oct 2011):

    An ant has to do what an ant has to do to keep the family going. Bet one don't bother them twice


    ICU TWO (Deleted) gave props (7 Oct 2011):

    Excellent photograph and information.

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