Morbid Ants

November 21, 2018

 These ants are rather creepy. Formica archboldi ants keep the dismembered limbs and decapitated heads of their prey.

 

The ants spray their victims with formic acid to immobilize them and then they're dragged back to the nest to be dismembered.

 

 

 

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-ants-immobilize-prey-acid-drag-back-nest-dismemberment-180970870/

 

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