Amy Whitehead's Research

the ecological musings of a conservation biologist

Wildlife Wednesday: Ants



Last week a few qaecologists and I went on a gum tree (Eucalyptus spp.) identifying expedition up to the mallee in north-west Victoria.  It turns out that identifying Eucalytpus is actually quite difficult – they all pretty much look the same and the species we were looking for differ only by subtle changes in the shape of the buds or fruit.  I am glad I  work on virtual plants!

But we did see lots of  interesting things, including these large ants on a shrub that had recently been burnt in a bushfire.


3 thoughts on “Wildlife Wednesday: Ants

  1. Nice colours in the ants.

  2. Pingback: Recent Qaecologist blog posts (June 2013) | QAECO

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