Rover Ant Update

Whatever happened to that fraction of a rover ant colony we found in a flower pot?

As any sensible colony would do under the same circumstances, they raised up some of the pale-colored males characteristic of their species.

While trying to get a decent photograph of the males this morning, I noticed something else.

There were workers with very swollen gasters.

Like the worker in the far right.

As you can see in this blurry photograph, not all the workers had enlarged gasters.

Do you have any ideas why this might be the case?

6Legs2Many also has photographs of Brachymyrmex males.

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