What are these brown ovals?

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What are these brown ovals?

Post: # 25823Post Disscordian
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:50 pm

I work at a sawmill, and every once and a while we cut open a log and thousands of anta come out, a couple of days ago this happened and I was watching them, I asked AntCanada what the white and brown ovals were and they confirmed the white ovals were ant eggs but had no idea what the brown ovals were, they were in a big rush to tet and drag these brown ovals, what are they?

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Re: What are these brown ovals?

Post: # 25824Post Disscordian
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:51 pm

This is the picture I have
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Re: What are these brown ovals?

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Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:00 pm

There's no picture showing up
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Re: What are these brown ovals?

Post: # 25827Post Disscordian
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:02 pm

I noticed that, it isnt working :/

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Re: What are these brown ovals?

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Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:12 pm

Mad Vampy has the pictures, maybe she can post it if she sees this? I cant post pictures.

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Re: What are these brown ovals?

Post: # 25830Post Serafine
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:22 pm

Probably they're pupae.
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Re: What are these brown ovals?

Post: # 25900Post idahoantgirl
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:13 pm

Pupae turn brown when the worker is about to eclose.
Proverbs 6:6-8

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consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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Re: What are these brown ovals?

Post: # 25920Post Serafine
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:50 am

Note though that some ants have yellow eggs/pupae or brown pupae by default.
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Re: What are these brown ovals?

Post: # 25928Post Disscordian
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:09 am

What does pupae mean?

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Re: What are these brown ovals?

Post: # 25935Post Serafine
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:37 am

Ant larvae pupate to become proper ant workers. Some of them spin cocoons like butterflies do.
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