[ExI] Ant observation

MB mbb386 at main.nc.us
Sun May 17 16:50:04 UTC 2009

I sent this to spike and he said to post it, maybe there were other ant watchers
who'd find it interesting. Spike's posts about "his" ants have made me take more
notice. :)

> I was weeding my garden, putting the weeds into a 5 gallon
> bucket.  At one point I saw an ant running up the inside wall
> of the bucket.  It came to the top, ran over, and started
> down the outside of the bucket.  This bucket has
> reinforcement lips/rings a couple inches below the top. When
> the ant came to the edge of the largest of those it paused -
> extended its front legs (2? I think 4.) and *lept* off the
> bucket - landing on the ground (slightly more than 1 foot
> below and several inches from the bucket) and ran off.

Needless to say, I did not have a video camera with me!


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