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Door-maker ant closes nest
To keep intruders out, this door-maker ant (Stenamma alas) has created a small ball of mud that fits perfectly over the entrance of the nest. She keeps the door nearby and closes it quickly when predators appear. Photo © Mark W. Moffett/Minden Pictures
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