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Ants are social insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago and diversified after the rise of flowering plants.

Compared to vertebrates, most ants have poor-to-mediocre eyesight and a few subterranean species are completely blind. Some ants such as Australia's bulldog ant, however, have exceptional vision. Two antennae ("feelers") are attached to the head; these organs detect chemicals, air currents and vibrations; they are also used to transmit and receive signals through touch. The head has two strong jaws, the mandibles, used to carry food, manipulate objects, construct nests, and for defence. In some species a small pocket (infrabuccal chamber) inside the mouth stores food, so it can be passed to other ants or their larvae.
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Thorny Ant by ~melvynyeo
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woodant77 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Your ant photos are amazing Melvyn, I am thrilled to find such lovely photos of ants and other insects. 
If you love ants, then please do consider joining the Ant Hill World forum here} queenant.proboards.com/forum as we welcome all people around the world and love to see such great ant species as you have.
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Erozja Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Hi! :meow: You have been FEATURED in my journal... Animal instinct #2 :iconjoyloveplz:
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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ce3Design Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, I've never seen one like this. Great Shot.
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Thank you! :)
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ce3Design Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're welcome.
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BlastedFen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Such an amazing picture with all that horned texture. You do image stacking macro style? Cheers!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Thanks! :) This image is not stack. :)
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello!
You have been featured as a part of my macro feature in #PROJECTEducate's Community week!
I would appreciate it if you checked it out: [link]
You may also favourite it if you enjoyed it. :aww:
Have a nice week! :rose:
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Thanks for the feature! :)
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Ben-Kelevra Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
featured in GREEN
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Thank you!! :)
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:iconben-kelevra:
Ben-Kelevra Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
You're welcome! :)
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BIOHAZARD-89 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my... he looks dangers
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
:) Thank you!! :)
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BIOHAZARD-89 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ you're welcome
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazingly wonderful!!!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Thanks! :)
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ForsakenRaptor Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Please add this great image to [link]

Up and coming best macro group.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Really fantastic macro! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Thanks!! :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
It’s my pleasure! :hug:
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Hermita Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Thanks! :)
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
:)
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Blackbolt64 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Terrifiant!!:love:
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Thanks! :)
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CometColt Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a cool-looking ant! :D
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Thanks! :)
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budhaxx Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
:clap:
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Thanks! :)
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AaronJJenkins Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Woah! That's a mean looking ant! Great shot ^.^
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Thanks! :)
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RavenousDrake Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Writer
That is the most awesome ant I have ever seen! :+fav:
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Thanks! :)
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Demonrat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
wonderful!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Thanks! :)
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Tite-Nelfe Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot ! I have never seen an ant with spikes like that :o
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Nature is amazing :)Thanks! :)
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Tite-Nelfe Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I totally agree with you :).

You're most welcome ;).
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roku98 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
AMAZING !!!!!!!!! =D
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Thanks! :)
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bakalobo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so cool! Would they make good pets, like in an ant farm?
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Hmm.... i don't know! :)
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TDuD3 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
omg its amazing!!! lov it thanks for share
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Thanks! :)
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing macro! :wow:
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Thanks! :)
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hippiska Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
WOW! incredible.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Thanks! :)
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AimishBoy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
love this ant man, great job! (:
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