Monday, July 16, 2012

The Crazy Black Ant (Paratrechina longicornis)

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They are called crazy ants due to their erratic but quick movements, like we call somebody crazy when he is driving with speed with unpredictable directions. I personally find this type of ant extremely difficult to photograph because it doesn't stay put, unless when they're eating. I noticed when the ant is surveying an area, it often return to the some spots for a short duration. I make use of this pattern by pre-focusing on that spot and snap it when it stops there. Here's the shot:

The crazy black ant is not entirely black, but with bluish patches. Their quick reflex and response to objects around them is astonishing!

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