Queen Ants - Alex Wild Photography
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Inside a laboratory nest a young fire ant queen (Solenopsis invicta) tends to her first eggs. In nature, the queen seals herself in an underground chamber and raises the first workers on her body reserves.

Laboratory colony at the University of Central Florida, USA

Inside a laboratory nest a young fire ant queen (Solenopsis invicta) tends to her first eggs. In nature, the queen seals herself in an underground chamber and raises the first workers on her body reserves. Laboratory colony at the University of Central Florida, USA

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