[ExI] Ant observation
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
> 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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