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Fight! by melvynyeo Fight! by melvynyeo
Guess they were from different colonies... Taken at night in Singapore.

Quote from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant

Ants form colonies that range in size from a few dozen predatory individuals living in small natural cavities to highly organised colonies that may occupy large territories and consist of millions of individuals. Larger colonies consist mostly of sterile wingless females forming castes of "workers", "soldiers", or other specialised groups. Nearly all ant colonies also have some fertile males called "drones" and one or more fertile females called "queens". The colonies sometimes are described as superorganisms because the ants appear to operate as a unified entity, collectively working together to support the colony.

Ants have colonised almost every landmass on Earth. The only places lacking indigenous ants are Antarctica and a few remote or inhospitable islands. Ants thrive in most ecosystems and may form 15–25% of the terrestrial animal biomass. Their success in so many environments has been attributed to their social organisation and their ability to modify habitats, tap resources, and defend themselves. Their long co-evolution with other species has led to mimetic, commensal, parasitic, and mutualistic relationships.

Ant societies have division of labour, communication between individuals, and an ability to solve complex problems. These parallels with human societies have long been an inspiration and subject of study. Many human cultures make use of ants in cuisine, medication, and rituals. Some species are valued in their role as biological pest control agents. Their ability to exploit resources may bring ants into conflict with humans, however, as they can damage crops and invade buildings. Some species, such as the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta), are regarded as invasive species, establishing themselves in areas where they have been introduced accidentally.
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gillspar Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
INSECTAL KOMBAT! Do do do  do-do
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
:)
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Cre8aDeb8 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Very cool shot!!!
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Wonderful capture! Cool how it looks like a fingerprint on their backs! Wonder if it is unique to them, like in the people world.
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Andres-Cadena Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great macro! Your photos are very cool!
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome :D
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, your wonderful work has been featured in the latest devPREMIUM's Weekly Macro Spotlight Vol. 102. Best regards!!
MarcosRodriguez, Curator of the Macro Gallery at devPREMIUM
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Peeshan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
I particulary like the fingerprint design on the exoskeleton, I wonder what is it's use? Maybe to keep moisture?
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nati11184 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The details :iconwoahplz:
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Pachydactylus Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think they are just talking, don't they? Same tribe.
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