Thought for the day ” What the wise do in the beginning, fools do in the end”
” You never know who is swimming naked until the tide goes out” (Warren Buffett).
Having just written about the problems with Cyberphoto and the difficulties in getting money back from them, suddenly, after writing on the internet, the money was repaid. Once again, the internet has shown that it is a powerful tool.
Today’s photos were both taken with the Panasonic FZ-150 camera. The first photo is of leaf cutter ants in Colombia, and the second photo (out of the archives) shows a lake and mountain scene from Norway. You have to look very closely at these photos to see that they were not taken with an expensive DSLR, just a normal ‘bridge’ camera. Leaf-cutter ants form very complex societies and live in underground nests that be up to 30m wide and can go as deep as 6m. The colony is divided into different castes based on size, with different castes carrying out different tasks. The largest ants can be up to 16mm long. They cultivate fungi in their nests, and collect leaves to feed the fungi. Adult ants feed on the leaf sap, and also use the fungus to feed ant larvae. Apart from humans, it is very unusual for any other creatures to cultivate their own food. The ants also operate an efficient waste management system from their nests.
and a photo from the archives…..early morning reflections in Haglebu, Norway………