Insects: These are ants

Ants. They are everywhere. If you are standing somewhere….look down and almost certainly there will be ants.

I have a good many here…..the small black ants who walk all over you at a rapid rate and bite an annoying bite….blimey, I bet they say…..if we pull this one off, we’ll be eating like kings for months.

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Yep….these little blokes. Sometimes In wish they would save themselves the trouble and I would like to be able to go outside and not have to do the “get off ant” stamp!!

But really they aren’t the ones I have to keep a watch out for….even the meat ants are quite tame.

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They are nothing when you come across the bullants……..you can stop and look at the mound of gravel and twigs and perhaps one or two will emerge.

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Quite often after that some one will decide that you are too close and ask you to leave.

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Those sure can sting and leave a fair-sized welt but the little ones are the ones who sting like hot coals or red-hot needles being stuck into your skin……and the stinging lasts for a while afterwards. One isn’t too bad but a lot of stings is rather painful.

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Look out……..here they come…….

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Some of my favourites are the ones who glimmer like gold…..who just wander around the verandah….sometimes just meandering about, occasionally stopping for a drink…

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But most of the time, there’s too much that needs doing so it a quick sprint…..and a see ya later…

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