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A Giant Forest Ant (Dinomyrmex gigas) spotted at Upper Seletar Reservoir Park, Singapore, on 24 Jan 2021. Judging from the size of its mandibles, this may be a Major Worker (Soldier), according to this link [ wiki.nus.edu.sg/display/TAX/Di ].

As its name suggests, this is one of the largest ants found in South-east Asia. This one was larger than my thumbnail.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/6 ]

@gemlog Hmmmm.... maybe not. The mandibles are for cutting, not for holding, so they may not hold the stitch together. Also, I don't know if the jaws relax or close tight when the ants heads are removed.

@sohkamyung
> when the ants heads are removed

I thought some of those fotos looked a bit... odd. Poor, headless, zombie ants.

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