Monday, March 12, 2012

Experience the world through pictures - Peruvian ants

These are the coolest ants, ever.  It's such a funny sight to walk upon a row of walking leaves!  We took great care not to step on any of them!  I wish I had a better camera so I could have gotten closer shots!  
(By the way, these are leaf-cutter ants.  They are tiny ants that cut leaves and carry them back to their nest.  They pile them up to make a compost in which to grow fungi, which they eat.  You can read about it here.)

This picture was taken in a village called San Jose, right outside of Pucallpa, Peru.

Photo taken by me.

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