Wood Ant Thermostat
Wood ants (Formica rufa) gathered at nest entrance. Arne, Dorset, UK. On hot days ants 'sunbathe' to absorb heat and then re-enter the nest to release it - keeping it at a steady temperature. Wood ant colonies can contain up to half a million indviduals.
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