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The ants are coming – or is that going..?

By astrojax 22 December 2008 28

Yesterday early evening, out picking apricots from our tree by the driveway, i noticed a flurry of movement by a couple of ants nests beside our front path and, on closer examination, saw a mutlitude of winged bullants scurrying about and then taking flight – it was all over in minutes, some several hundred of these little beasties must have gone off into the sunset (yes, they did indeed head towards the west, agains the prevailing wind), so if you live west of dickson: look out!

anyone else notice the ants on the move yesterday, or have any explanation for a biology-deficient rioter as to this behaviour?  will my nests now be a little less frenetic?   (sorry i don’t have pics – the things just zoomed – and i was too rapt!)

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astrojax 3:18 pm 27 Dec 08

thanks mulder. btw, while you were ant watching, aliens ate your lunch…

Pesty 6:48 am 24 Dec 08

I spent half my evening reasuring folk they didn’t need to spend their Christmas money on emergency pest control! Ants in most caes are benefitial insects, only when they get into our homes or wreck our paving are they pests.

S.A. Mulder 9:03 pm 23 Dec 08

I’ve been investigating the abnormal movement of ants in the Canberra region and your incident is one in a string of animal movement abnormalities that I’ve been tracking from Western Australia. I’ll continue investigating and I’ll see if anything turns up.

SheepGroper 8:17 pm 23 Dec 08

WIN had a crawl along the bottom of the screen about a severe storm warning for Woden and Weston Creek for a second, then the program was interrupted by an ad break.

peterh 1:07 pm 23 Dec 08

ant said :

Depending on what happens for the rest of the day, there might be some more storm-action this arvo when the trough line moves through. Depends on air moisture levels, and warming.

I am certain someone said that on weatherzone forum….

tylersmayhem 12:57 pm 23 Dec 08

I know, I know Peter – glad it’s not just me *still shaking head in disbelief*

peterh 12:24 pm 23 Dec 08

tylersmayhem said :

I was reading one of my wifes mags the other day (out of sheer boredom), and I saw a picture of what must have been the biggest insect I had ever seen. I couldn’t tell if is was a massive wasp, or perhaps a Praying Mantis. I showed my wife and she gave me a really weird look, and I said “what”?!

She said, “that’s Victoria Beckham”

easy mistake to make…

Granny 10:59 am 23 Dec 08

It’s not how hot the insect is, Skid, it’s how many friends the insect has.

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