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Mar 24, 2020

Along with the rains come the army ants. They trample and swarm through an area for a period and then - keep moving on. One mostly just needs to get out of the way when they come through your yard or area and . . . let them pass. On both sides of a string of worker ants is a line of “commander ants.” These guys prevent the working ants from getting out of the line or from escaping. They maintain order as the ants pass through on their journey.
The army ant's bite is not poisonous, but their pinchers are strong enough that in some places in Africa, the army ant has been used to bite over a laceration to hold the surgery in place. Their bite is so strong the pinchers and head remain in place even when the body is discarded.This becomes a natural means for stitches. Inventive.
by Ben Hayes