|The Hidden Life of Ants - Photo Gallery|
This aluminum cast of the underground nest of Florida harvester ants (Pogonomyrmex badius) shows many large chambers near the surface and shafts spiraling into fewer, smaller chambers deeper down in the sandy soil The ants store large numbers of seeds in the chambers to eat later, while their young are reared in the lowest chambers.
Ants' nest cast by Walter Tschinkel; QTVR © Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, D.E. Hurlbert
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