S. geminata male embarks on a mating flight.
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.
Interspecific aggression. S. invicta savagely attacks W. auropunctata with her mandibles; simultaneously other S. invicta workers are shaking their abdomens, spraying poison.
Amphibians love their water.
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.