Honeypot ants, also called honey ants or repletes, are ants which are gorged with food by workers, to the point that their abdomens swell enormously, a condition called plerergate. Other ants then extract nourishment from them.
30 Beautiful Pictures of Animals Macro Photography
This is a photo series featuring ants as the models. Photographer Andrey Pavlov uses a macro lens to capture the up close and personal lives of ants. Yes, the shots are staged by Andrey, but those are real ants doin’ their thang.