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Trophallaxis drop

By Flykt  
Adult ants can not eat solid food. They feed each other with a nutritious liquid. It is called trophallaxis. In the picture you can see an ant that has just been given another ant a "meal" with the liquid.

Tags: Close-up and macro

Voters: whatsthisbuttondo, Glostopcat, RichardMc and 15 more


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Comments


tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 10:14PM
Super macro. Smile

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TonyDy Plus
8 5 2 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 10:32PM
Stunning macro, Helena.
Tony
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 169 England
27 Jun 2012 6:10AM
A brilliant shot, showing fascinating ant behaviour!
alansnap Plus
12 577 26 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 11:31AM
Stunning photography and interesting zoology too.
ALan
Flykt 4 Sweden
28 Jun 2012 3:58PM
Thank You so much! Smile

Regards/Helena


Quote:Super macro. Smile
Flykt 4 Sweden
28 Jun 2012 3:59PM
Thank You so much Tony for comment! Smile

Regards/Helena


Quote:Stunning macro, Helena.
Tony

Flykt 4 Sweden
28 Jun 2012 4:00PM
Thank You a lot Karen for comment! Smile

Regards/Helena


Quote:A brilliant shot, showing fascinating ant behaviour!
Flykt 4 Sweden
28 Jun 2012 4:00PM
Thank You so much! Smile

Regards/Helena


Quote:Stunning photography and interesting zoology too.
ALan

Tibetan 4 3 England
18 Sep 2012 2:25PM
You know your stuff Brilliant will put this to favourite so I can find you again, plus it's a great shot, regards Leon. anybody seen any ants!.......GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Flykt 4 Sweden
18 Sep 2012 3:18PM
Thanks so much for Your nice comment,Grin it is appreciated and makes me happy. Now I'm eager to shoot new pictures of ants SmileWinkSmile Thank You!

Regards/Helena

quote]You know your stuff Brilliant will put this to favourite so I can find you again, plus it's a great shot, regards Leon. anybody seen any ants!.......GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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