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Ants Nests – Team Work

While I was walking through the park this last weekend I noticed some huge leaf parcels on a couple of trees. Surprised I asked my husband if he knew what they were and I was more surprised that he did. He told me that they were ants nests, he showed me the ants climbing up the tree right up to the top.

After coming home I did a bit of Googling and figured out that these are weaver ants, They work in teams to build the nest. They tug and bend leaves in one direction and paste them with a  white glue like substance called silk. This requires a lot of energy for those tiny beings and they do it together. When then leaves are too far apart and cannot be brought together easily, these ants hang on to each other and form a chain which is then involved in tugging the leaf/leaves closer together to form the nest.

These nests are the size of a baseball. They are elliptical in shape.  I can see four hear in this picture but I think I saw at least about 7-8 nests on the same tree.

I wonder if ants can work as a team and do such amazing work, how much more can we achieve as a team or a community.

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    Have you ever wondered how such tiny creatures can make such strong homes for themselves?

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  1. We used to have ant nests as children and we could see the ant paths.
    We would have a plastic or glass container where you could view the Queen ant and all the worker ants going to the Queen and every activity. We did it for school.

          • If you have read any of my posts I always take a subject and draw general conclusions from them. Sorry to tell you that you are not my obsession, not even close.

          • You are writing about the current conflicts IN THE COMMUNITY if I’m not wrong, which you criticize…

            “Sorry”……….? I will be THRILLED if I’m not!!!… But you said it yourself and wrote it yourself in the previous post, this one is just the continuation of it… Maybe you can lie and pretend with some other people – you all claim you write “generally” but “somehow” it’s always “inspired” by some CERTAIN things HERE………

          • That is how the user who bullies me with her posts writes “generally” and describe my every post and its every detail and change and photo in it COMPLETELY while criticizing it for the way I’m doing it, but it’s “just generally”………

        • I also didn’t say it was ONLY about me, I meant conflicts generally the same way you mentioned it, but since I am the part of those conflicts, since I currently (at least not that I know since I’m never interested in such things nor read them so I really don’t know if there are some other ones but I believe there aren’t…) don’t see any other conflicts except the one between me and that other user you are all currently writing about, and you mention it all in the meaning of the community, I believe it has something to do with me so I’m explaining it from my personal perspective…

          • What is your problem really?
            Everything I write is about me, my opinion of things , its not about you.
            I don’t know you, except for such bulling behavior as you have exhibited in the last couple of my posts.
            Let me set this straight – I am not interested in you.

        • Bullying???????????? I am explaining how I feel because of what you wrote! What you wrote was pretty much based on my personal conflict with another user which had NOTHING to do with you but you gave yourself the right to write about it and which you also commented in other posts too…! I was certainly not BULLYING YOU, I was speaking about MY OWN FEELINGS because of your act which I repeat for the 100th time has nothing to do with you!

          Btw thanks for reporting all my comments! I might write about this too and say it way just general the same way you do you know, but I am not interested in WASTING my energy on other people’s business!!!

          • You are constantly comparing it all with this community and conflicts in it which you all now write about – I will repeat your words since you’re literally trying to make a fool of me: “name-calling, blame games, calling each other out, bullying, etc”, so lying that it had nothing to do with my conflict where a user is doing all that and I’m defending myself is quite insolent from your side…!
            You commented it the same way in other people’s articles too…!

            You said it yourself that you wrote about it and that you have the right to it, now you are saying it has nothing to do with it…

          • PS I can understand the general writing but you are comparing it all with the community and the conflicts in it. As i said, i also saw your comments about it so this looked like your expression about that…

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