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Military Ants Build A Bridge

Military Ants Build A Bridge

Military ants (Labidus spininodis) in Mindo, Ecuador ( picture from Wikimedia Commons)

4 February 2023, Fly Ecuador: Day 7, birding in Mindo as well as the NW Andes

Antbirds– antshrikes, antwrens, antvireos, and so on– monitor military ants that purge delicious bugs as they march with the woodland. Military ants do the job, the antbirds obtain a simple insect dish.

7 years earlier when the old Greenfield Bridge was missing out on over the Parkway East I found out that military ants can construct bridges as well as they appear to be fast regarding it. It took 2 years to construct the brand-new Greenfield Bridge. The ants would certainly have been quicker (yet incapable to lug web traffic).

Learn just how ants construct bridges. Take a look at the video clip at:

p.s. The Anderson Bridge that brings the Blvd of the Allies right into Schenley Park shut today for at the very least 4 months due to the fact that assessment exposed a “weak participant”– i.e. hazardous to drive on! We require those military ants once again.

( picture from Wikimedia Commons; click the subtitle to see the initial)

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