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Follow the leader! Here, Pachycondyla workers engage in "tandem running" behavior, where a leading ant paves the way for a nestmate to follow. Notice the following ant's antennae making tight contact with the abdomen of the lead ant.

St. Lucia, KZN, South Africa

Follow the leader! Here, Pachycondyla workers engage in "tandem running" behavior, where a leading ant paves the way for a nestmate to follow. Notice the following ant's antennae making tight contact with the abdomen of the lead ant. St. Lucia, KZN, South Africa

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