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Ants Spray Acid to Defend Themselves

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Ants Spray Acid to Defend Themselves
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The incredible moment of a colony of woodland group of ants attack fire jets of formic acid into the air to ward off aerial predators as large as jay birds and woodpeckers. These awesome closeup photos has been captured on camera by wildlife photographer, Paul Quagliana. Used as a defence mechanism to potential predators, the ants dispense the acid from their abdomen gather and emit the substance when sensing a threat overhead in Wareham Forest of Dorset. Although not harmful to humans, but has a strong odor of formic acid produced by the ants can scare off predators.

Ants Spray Acid to Defend Themselves

Ants Spray Acid to Defend Themselves

Ants Spray Acid to Defend Themselves

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