Large Black Ants At Nest Entrance

Large Black Ants At Nest Entrance

Observation - Large Black Ants At Nest Entrance - Southern Africa. Description: Medium to large sized black ants around their nest entrance. These ants are very active foragers and I have observed them returning to the nest with mostly plant material such as seeds, etc, but on occasion insect carcasses (mostly scavenged). Nest entr

Medium to large sized black ants around their nest entrance. These ants are very active foragers and I have observed them returning to the nest with mostly plant material such as seeds, etc, but on occasion insect carcasses (mostly scavenged). Nest entrance is always actively defended using both mandibles and either formic acid or a sting (cannot be sure). Size of the ant varies between 10 to 12mm with long legs. Very quick runners.