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The Honey Ants Dream. The women and the children participate in this harvest on the plains full of mulga trees. The Aborigines locate the honey ants at the foot of the tree by the size and the yellow grooves of the worker ants but also through the discoloration of the ground due to the formic acid with which the ants impregnate their nests and surroundings. The ground thus saturated turns a more orange color. Once the women have found the nest's entrance they dig vertically, following the main tunnel. The honey ants are very placid even if they do have powerful mandibles. Northern Territory, Australia

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Shooting date : 2015-02-28

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Keywords

Wild animal / Insect / Hymenoptere / Ant / Carpenter ant (Camponotus sp) / Honey ant (Camponotus inflatus)

Wild animal / Insect / Hymenoptere / Ant / Honeypot ant (Melophorus sp) / Honeypot ant (Melophorus bagoti)

Area / Forest / Tropical forest / Dry forest

Individual / Person / Child / Boy

February

Ethnic group / Australian Aborigine

Oceania / Australia / Northern Territory NT

Individual / Person / Child / Girl

Area / Desert

Material / Object / Pot

Shot / Overview

Behavior / Animal construction / Ant-hill

Behavior / Dig (excavate)

Pick up

Behavior / Posture / Sit

Enumeration / Alone

Enumeration / Family

Individual / Person / Woman

Economic activity / Activity / Traditional activity

Flora / Fabale family / Fabaceae family / Papilionaceae family / Vegetale / Locust tree / Acacia (Acacia sp) / Mulga (Acacia aneura)

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Articulata / Arthropoda / Tracheata / Antennata / Hexapoda / Insecta / Hymenoptera / Aculeata / Vespoidea / Formicidae / Melophorus

Eukaryota / Archaeplastida / Chlorobionta / Embryophyta / Tracheophyta / Spermatophyta / Phanerogamae / Angiospermae / Dicotyledoneae / Fabales / Fabaceae / Papilionaceae / Leguminosae / Acacia

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Articulata / Arthropoda / Tracheata / Antennata / Hexapoda / Insecta / Hymenoptera / Aculeata / Vespoidea / Formicidae / Camponotus

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