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Offline mick

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Re: Parasitic ant's!
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2006, 03:33:21 am »
The big buggers are a good inch long, they love dry country and build underground  nests, the openings look like volcanos with all the pebbles piled up in a cone. Drop one pebble down the hole and you end up with hundreds pouring out to defend the nest. I gather the cone acts as a funnel, any insect that crosses the lip, has no purchase and rolls into the nest to become tucker.

I will see what i can find over the chrissie break for you nepo.

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Re: Parasitic ant's!
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2007, 05:54:05 pm »
The Aphenogaster I was talking about earlier died, they wouldn't eat.

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Re: Parasitic ant's!
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2007, 06:44:30 pm »
I think Bugs are great also
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