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Formica glacialis discovered by Mardon (#10440)

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Sighting Info

Observed: August 15, 2018 @ 3:45 PM
Posted on: August 15, 2018 @ 7:57 PM (diff: 0 days)
Comments:
I posted the photos and this message to BugGuide.net: "This ant was one of many ants that were carrying these white objects (5 mm in length) from west to east along an asphalt driveway and then disappearing into the grass. Some ants were also traveling east to west but none of them were carrying anything. Are these objects eggs? Can anyone explain what this behaviour is all about? Thanks." I received this reply from James C. Trager: "Not eggs. Rather, pupae in cocoons. What you observed is a nest relocation by these ants, everyone moving, taking brood (and queen) with them, after some sort of disturbance of the original nest."

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By Tclenche on 8/16/2018 12:09:44 PM

Fantastic images and sighting. Now we know more about ant life!!

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