Ants Building A Tree House

LeafAntNest

I have seen birds nests in trees by the thousands, never before have I seen a leaf ant nest build up in the leaves. So after photographing returned home to do some research into ants that nest using leaves.

They twist and curl the big leaves into itself as can be seen making a cosy little home, waterproof and off of the ground. Amazing is the ant to cleverly put a tree house up for the rest of the community to thrive.

How powerful they are to hold, anchor and stitch the leaves up, amazing team work! Photo taken with Canon SX160 IS in the iSimangoliso Wetland Park.

Original posted on Steemit

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