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Show us ants in their natural environment, (either one or many). Get up close and personal, but try not to get bitten.... :-) The ant/ants should be outside, not under studio lights. Keep the background of your entry intact so we can see how the little fellows live and work. Interesting information about your ants would also be appreciated. SIZE DOES MATTER: See below!
Saturday, 7th July, 2012 (GMT)
Saturday, 14th July, 2012 – Friday, 20th July, 2012 (GMT)
Saturday, 21st July, 2012 – Friday, 27th July, 2012 (GMT)
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Unlike many other ants, fire ants do not really bite, they sting. The fire ant will bite with its pinchers, but that is only to get a tight grip on you. Then they sting you from their abdomen and inject a toxic alkaloid venom called solenopsin. One welt can be the result of ten stings. They hold on with their pinchers and turn a circle, stinging you all around it. This can result in a pea sized welt. They can then move to a different area and continue stinging you. About 40% of people in infested areas, or more than 20 million, are bitten each year by fire ants.
|Submitted:||Saturday, 14th July, 2012 14:35 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Friday, 30th April, 2010|
|Focal length:||150 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/200 sec|
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