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Coming out of the nest

By helenlinda
We have an unprecedented number of ant nests in our lawn this year. I've no idea why, and I wonder if anyone else has too?
Young female and male ants of the Camponotus japonicus species grow in the nests and become adults with four wings each autumn. These adults pass the winter in the nests and crawl out of there in May of the following year. These female and male ants will then mate with each other. Mating will take place in the evening of a muggy day around May 20. To begin with, male ants will take off flying into the air as they are lighter than the females. Females, which have larger and heavier bodies, take off from a blade of grass or stones as if they have leapt from there. Female ants fly toward a male ant by trailing the pleasant odour that he releases.

So with that in mind, having taken a photo of a fairy [on a bag in the Hospice shop] and a step with holes [up to the mobile at the health centre] I put this together. It would be lovely to see pink fairies coming out of the ant nests, but then it is silly Sunday WinkWinkWink
Thanks for looking
Helen

Tags: Digitally manipulated Digital art Fairies Silly Sunday Humour and fun Sports and action Metal strip with holes A bit of imagination or poetic license

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Comments


4 May 2014 2:40PM
That would be very lovely indeed. And especially if they looked like these little girls. Excellent work Helen. Shows how one thing leads to another.

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4 May 2014 2:43PM
brought a smile Helen no increase in ants up here

Graham
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
4 May 2014 3:45PM
GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Nice work!
IB
mistere Plus
3 1 3 England
4 May 2014 3:54PM
If i saw 2000 pink fairies (or even one) flying out of an ants nest i think i would
seriousley look at my drinking habits, SmileSmileTongue nice idea and presentation.

Dave.
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
4 May 2014 3:59PM
I'd rather have these than the ants SmileSmile
Rende
mrswoolybill Plus
9 948 1479 United Kingdom
4 May 2014 4:00PM
I wish our ants looked like this!
Moira
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
4 May 2014 4:39PM
This is a super piece of silliness. Can't stand ants - have had some bad arguments with them in the past. But if they looked this pretty, well............ Grin
Joan.
netta1234 Plus
4 354 2 Wales
4 May 2014 6:06PM
A great one.
I have a problem with Ants in my Greenhouse.
NettaSmile
4 May 2014 7:25PM
Me too with the ants.....
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
4 May 2014 7:36PM
Really well done Helen. I love it.
Derek
4 May 2014 8:11PM
Your imagination has no bounds, Helen!
We seem to have quite a few ants nest in our garden, too, by the way!!Smile

Richard
Source 6
4 May 2014 8:54PM
A wonderful image and wonderful creativity Smile
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rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
4 May 2014 9:46PM
Excellent creativity, Helen, and good write up too.

Ray
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
4 May 2014 10:30PM
A cute one!
Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
4 May 2014 10:34PM
Your imagination knows no bounds Helen.
May 20th is my husband's birthday - must look out for flying ants!
Kate GrinGrinGrin
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
5 May 2014 7:32AM
Very creative.

Albert
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
5 May 2014 10:01AM
This is so well done, Helen. Brilliant vision and execution! SmileSmile

Andrew
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1824 United Kingdom
5 May 2014 11:13AM
Imagination running riot and producing a truly fun image.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
5 May 2014 12:23PM
What a creative mind you have.....delightful!
BlueRoom 10 73 20 United Kingdom
17 May 2014 10:14PM
I've just come across this in the VS Mode scored at Wins 2 - Losses 8, which is absurd as it is a delightful image full of fun and very nicely done. I sometimes despair of this site. Sad

Eric

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