Soldier Ants & Major Workers - Alex Wild Photography
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Dorylus driver ants are quick to defend their colonies. Here, a soldier bites down on an intruding myrmecologist. This behavior has been co-opted by traditional medicine in some cultures to make sutures of ant heads.

Kibale forest, Uganda

Dorylus driver ants are quick to defend their colonies. Here, a soldier bites down on an intruding myrmecologist. This behavior has been co-opted by traditional medicine in some cultures to make sutures of ant heads. Kibale forest, Uganda

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