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Monday, May 16, 2011

Eternal Sisyphus

Compelled by their nature to hoard great quantities of seed into food caches within their nest, the Red Harvester Ant (pogonomyrmex barbatus) lives in an orderly system of castes. True to their name, worker ants follow scent trails to harvest food identified by scouts of the colony.

I pause to admire one of the determined workers wrestling with what appeared to be a section of Wild Rye grass inflorescence. Tirelessly, my little Sisyphus heaves his enormous load to and fro down a clearly identifiable ant highway on his way back to the nest.

Red Harvester

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