Tailor Ants making a nest

Tailor Ants making a nest

Observation - Tailor Ants making a nest - Southern Africa. Description: These ants make their nests by collaboratively pulling together leaves. This is done by many ants all pulling together - as shown in these photos. They then use their larvae to produce silk which is used to 'sew' the leaves together. In some of the pho

These ants make their nests by collaboratively pulling together leaves. This is done by many ants all pulling together - as shown in these photos. They then use their larvae to produce silk which is used to 'sew' the leaves together. In some of the photos the ants can be seen carrying the larvae in their mandibles as they sew the leaf margins together. An ant colony consists of 10 to 20 of these leaf nests - each about 20 cm long and about 10 cm in diameter