Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Giant Ant

Camponotus gigas is a dominant member of the ant communities of the Southeast Asian rainforests and one of the largest ant species in the world.

Minors of C. gigas have a mean head width of 3.56 mm and a mean weight of 135 mg; majors have a mean head width of 6.9 mm and a mean weight of 372 mg (Pfeiffer & Linsenmair, 2007).

Based on that information, i guess you guys can compare it's size with the other ants that you know.

In tropical rainforest of Borneo, i have seen this guy quite frequently. I have seen them in Sarawak and Sabah. Not to tell the specific place but they are quite easy to find if you walk inside the forest.
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