I installed a new side­walk in my back­yard this spring, and have been slow­ly dis­man­tling my old side­walk since it doesn’t lead to the back door or the back gate. Last night, when I lift­ed up the con­crete slab, I found an ant nest.

Ants

In this pho­to, you can see all four stage of ant life: eggs, lar­vae, pupae and adults. I thought it was real­ly cool, so I snapped a cou­ple of shots.

I had nev­er seen ant lar­vae or pupae before.

The adults sure had a heck of a time mov­ing the lar­vae and pupae though. I didn’t check this morn­ing to see if they had been suc­cess­ful.

About Kim Siever

I am a copy­writer and copy­ed­i­tor. I blog on writ­ing tips most­ly, but I some­times throw in my thoughts about run­ning a small busi­ness.

Fol­low me on Twit­ter at @hotpepper.

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