S. geminata male embarks on a mating flight. 

S. geminata male embarks on a mating flight. 

Another trapjaw. Watch her attack the tape, get flung backward, then rebound into the frame.

Another trapjaw. Watch her attack the tape, get flung backward, then rebound into the frame.

Trapjaw ants attack (and get flung backward from) a piece of metal measuring tape. 

Trapjaw ants attack (and get flung backward from) a piece of metal measuring tape. 

Grooming.

Grooming.

Communication. 

Communication. 

Amphibians love their water. 

Amphibians love their water. 

Interspecific aggression. S. invicta savagely attacks W. auropunctata with her mandibles; simultaneously other S. invicta workers are shaking their abdomens, spraying poison. 

Interspecific aggression. S. invicta savagely attacks W. auropunctata with her mandibles; simultaneously other S. invicta workers are shaking their abdomens, spraying poison. 

Unfortunately there is a bit of water on my lens, but I thought this was pretty cool footage of fire ants fighting. I put members from two different mounds together to see if they belonged to the same nest (polygyne nests can have multiple mounds); clearly, they were not. 

Unfortunately there is a bit of water on my lens, but I thought this was pretty cool footage of fire ants fighting. I put members from two different mounds together to see if they belonged to the same nest (polygyne nests can have multiple mounds); clearly, they were not. 

Wasmannia auropunctata feat of strength.

Wasmannia auropunctata feat of strength.