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Exhibit ants and ...

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The St Louis Zoo's insectarium was very impressive. Check out this climbing structure for the leafcutter ants!

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Plants were provided for the ants to cut up and bring to their fungus farm.



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The insectarium also exhibited less exotic insects, like these fly larvae cleverly displayed in an open raccoon skull.

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darkest_diary
Oct. 22nd, 2015 02:05 pm (UTC)
My nearby zoo doesn't have an ant farm. It's awesome.

Okay, ew on the larvae! lol
froganon
Oct. 22nd, 2015 09:42 pm (UTC)

Larvae in raccoon skull- very cool.
And the ant farm.

Brought back some memories.
Some of the kids in my class got ant farms.

My phobic mother wouldn't hear of such a thing so I dug up my own and kept it outside in a jar, black paper, cheese cloth cover, the whole nine. Fed them sugar etc. No leaves though. These were black "sidewalk ants." I must have gotten a queen because there were babies after a bit too.

After awhile, phobic mother wouldn't hear of them residing in a jar on the front porch either.

Phobic fifth grade teacher made me release my jar of green mold I had collected from between the sidewalk cracks that was growing too. She said it "smelled."

My young life was full of phobic adults. What troubles I had!
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