Arboreal Ants: Life in the Treetops - Alex Wild Photography
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A soldier Cephalotes porrasi turtle ant seals the nest entrance with her head (left), while one of her sisters passes by. Soldiers act as living doors, allowing only members of their own colonies to pass.

Armenia, Belize

A soldier Cephalotes porrasi turtle ant seals the nest entrance with her head (left), while one of her sisters passes by. Soldiers act as living doors, allowing only members of their own colonies to pass. Armenia, Belize

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