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On the bottom ant you can make out the banding / articulation on the gaster (abdomen) - in optimal light conditions the gaster is a rich brown with golden banding.

This wonderful image was set-up with a drop of honey on paper and then taken by Chris with his new digital IXUS camera. I should have marked the paper to show what 5mm looks like; as these are 'Mid Workers' they are about 5mm long. Read more about sizes.

I am quite excited by this image as it's the closest I have been to my ants - I don't have a magnifying glass so I haven'y seen them up close and personal yet. This photo clearly shows their physical structure.


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