Podomyrma - Alex Wild Photography
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Brute force versus chemical weaponry: the heavily armored Podomyrma gratiosa dispatches small Crematogaster with her powerful mandibles, but the smaller ants use strong defensive chemicals in return, coating their adversary with a thick acrid foam exuded from their abdomens.

Naracoorte, South Australia

Brute force versus chemical weaponry: the heavily armored Podomyrma gratiosa dispatches small Crematogaster with her powerful mandibles, but the smaller ants use strong defensive chemicals in return, coating their adversary with a thick acrid foam exuded from their abdomens. Naracoorte, South Australia

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