Friday, December 9, 2011

Exploding #Ants! #amazing #wildlife

In order to protect their colony from attack the ants of Borneo are willing to make the supreme sacrifice. They will grab an enemy ant and expel a lethal sticky substance that kills both attacker & defender. While all ants have glands in their jaws to release chemicals in alarm or defence, but these ants have filled most of their bodies with these secretions.  The insects operate on a hair-trigger; their bodies  are so swollen with the liquid that the merest touch will rupture the abdomen walls. 


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