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Thorny Ant, Polyrhachis sp

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Ants are social insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago and diversified after the rise of flowering plants.

Compared to vertebrates, most ants have poor-to-mediocre eyesight and a few subterranean species are completely blind. Some ants such as Australia's bulldog ant, however, have exceptional vision. Two antennae ("feelers") are attached to the head; these organs detect chemicals, air currents and vibrations; they are also used to transmit and receive signals through touch. The head has two strong jaws, the mandibles, used to carry food, manipulate objects, construct nests, and for defence. In some species a small pocket (infrabuccal chamber) inside the mouth stores food, so it can be passed to other ants or their larvae.
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What an amazing ant =D
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Yay nightmares ...
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Your ant photos are amazing Melvyn, I am thrilled to find such lovely photos of ants and other insects. 
If you love ants, then please do consider joining the Ant Hill World forum here} queenant.proboards.com/forum as we welcome all people around the world and love to see such great ant species as you have.
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Hi! :meow: You have been FEATURED in my journal... Animal instinct #2 :iconjoyloveplz:
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Gorgeous!
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ce3DesignProfessional General Artist
Wow, I've never seen one like this. Great Shot.
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Thank you! :)
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ce3DesignProfessional General Artist
You're welcome.
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BlastedFenProfessional Photographer
Such an amazing picture with all that horned texture. You do image stacking macro style? Cheers!
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Thanks! :) This image is not stack. :)
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Hello!
You have been featured as a part of my macro feature in #PROJECTEducate's Community week!
I would appreciate it if you checked it out: [link]
You may also favourite it if you enjoyed it. :aww:
Have a nice week! :rose:
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Thanks for the feature! :)
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featured in GREEN
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Thank you!! :)
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Ben-KelevraProfessional Photographer
You're welcome! :)
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oh my... he looks dangers
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:) Thank you!! :)
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^^ you're welcome
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Amazingly wonderful!!!
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Please add this great image to [link]

Up and coming best macro group.
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Really fantastic macro! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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Thanks!! :)
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It’s my pleasure! :hug:
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