Sunday, September 27, 2009

Leaf Cutter Ants

In case you were wondering, the bomber and I went to London Zoo yesterday. The leaf cutter ants are my favourites.

They climb up and down ropes between perspex enclosures containing their plant prey and separate transparent nest modules, bearing in their proud mandibles (mais naturellement) cut leaf segments that are so large compared to their itty-bitty bodies that the creatures look - for all the world - like sailing boats (comprised of leaves and ants rather than hulls and rigging).

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