Friday, June 20, 2008

hoard

"Look Mate! It's Capt'n Jack-Jumper's Exoskeleton and his hidden hoard of gold!"

The jack jumper is the smallest of the bulldog ants, ranging from only about 10 to 12 millimeters long, but they are the most aggressive and vicious. These ants are black, with yellow or orange legs, antennae, and mandibles. Their characteristic jumping motion gave them their name. Their nests may be inconspicuously hidden under a rock, or may be formed from a 20 to 60 centimeter in diameter mound of finely granular gravel

The jack jumper ant, hopper ant or jumper ant (Myrmecia pilosula) is a species of bulldog ant that is native to Australia. The ants are recorded throughout the country, but are most often found in Tasmania, rural Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and the southeast area of South Australia.

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20 comments:

King Jack said...

GO the Aussie JACKS! BWARK!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the King Jack Appreciation Society Princess Pepper Cloud :) I see the Jack Jumper Ants are doing a great job :) HAHHAA!

Teri C said...

Here I thought you would be hoarding ants :). But this is even better-so cute.

Anna Nadler said...

Wow, this blows my mind! Ants are finally getting the attention and tribute they deserve!

King Jack said...

JACKS ROCK!

BWARK!!!

Connie said...

I always enlarge your work to see the wonderful lines. Now I'll have to go back to sort out what the noises are!

Connie said...

I was dumb not to make the connection! Money by Pink Floyd. There's some good music in the world.

murphy girl said...

excellent! very rich! also love your punchline entry!

Forever Young said...

your ants are adorable. good one.

rbaird said...

Looks like they hit the jackpot!!
Great post!

steve said...

Educational and fun! Lovely work!

Rrramone said...

You must admit, this topic was made for you. :-)

zime said...

Thanks for your comment. Your ants are so funny!!
(^v^)

Ellen Byrne said...

Ha! Ha! LOVE it!

studio lolo said...

You are a whirlwind of knowledge!! I was anxious to see what you'd come up with seeing as we're both battling hoards of ants at one time or another :)

BTW, I have a pink flamingo NOW and her name is Millie. I've had her for 21 years, a gift from my late mother-in-law :)

Crescendo said...

Funny works !

Diana Evans said...

awesome piece PPC....perfect for the theme this week!

kim said...

How can they carry such a hoard? The ants are rich!!!!

Bobo Cat said...

Lucky ants! Are they going to fight a guardian in order to get the treasure?

ValGalArt said...

this is so great and i love the song with it! i watched a program about Wilson the other night, it was fascinating and i learned alot as i did with your awesome post :)