And you know how the
ants are born?
It turns out that this is a very interesting process.
First it was eggs, then a small white larva-gusenichkoy that ants licked and fed
then okuklilsya and when it was time hatch, and another, an experienced worker began to open the cocoon.
First, he cuts through the holes
Here, we see the eyes of a new ant. Now, exactly when it is clear that on this side of his head,
worker makes an incision in a circle.
the upper part of the cocoon is removed as a cap now, and other workers to help get the news.
and finally all together to be hauled.
but that's not all just born ant still can not move himself, his crumpled legs and antennae
now, its up by the scruff, straightened out and lick his feet.
Finally all the legs straightened, muraveychika them set and gave himself.
He sat still a couple of minutes, probably getting used to new sensations.
and, behold, he went! newborns ants are not able to walk well, they stagger,
entangled in the legs and is constantly falling, just like newborn calves, or calves.
but after a few hours he will be well run.
it will still be several days until small muraveychik completely stain and learn to take good care
per brood, roll, lick and feed the larvae, and there may be several months until he finally
be able to leave the nest to milk the aphids and hunts. and while he was sitting in the nest and learns.