Monday, May 19, 2008
Army ants on the move
It's always exciting to find army ants on the trail system at Bosque Santa Lucia. They just keep coming ... and going. There may be up to 200,000-300,000 of them moving about in their search for food, which means anything that moves. They are carnivorous, so don't make yourself available for any personal consultation. Joking about your being carved up for dinner, but they are carnivorous. And they bite and sting! It's hard to believe, but the workers are blind. The army ant is also known for its nomadic ways. They don't have a permanent nesting place, preferring to bivouac from night to night.