Life in a nutshell

Everyone knows how ants live, right? They live in these massive mounds covered in fir needles. (Or somewhere inside my lawn. Or my kitchen.) That’s true for the most prominent species, Lasius niger and of course the big red Formica species everyone knows from failed picnics. These gals are different. They’re much, much smaller for once, so small I almost missed them. So small an entire hive of 50-100 individuals fits into hazelnut:

Temnothorax
Probably Temnothorax spec.

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