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Lasius NigerUseful things
Water and Sand
Buildings made of Sand
In nature Lasius Niger makes constructions with several materials.
They build a roof over often used ways.
Moist quarz sand is extraordinarily suitable because it sticks together well.
| Grain by Grain
The ants take the grains of sand one by one and place them where they like.
They like to place them where other ants are putting them or where it improves the walkability.
But often the sand ist carried away again and tunnels are build under it. So slowly a little mound is emerging. It is full of tunnels and arches.
The filigree construction is stabilized by grasses and small branches.
Last years Constructions
See last years buildings.
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