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  • Soldiers and workers have brown bodies and black heads, but light-tan legs and antennae. They have ridged thorax and abdomen sections. Soldiers have distinct nozzles above their mandibles.


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  • This group of soldiers and workers appeared to be moving to a new nest. There were lots of inidividuals (probably the entire colony was moving), and most workers held bits of fungus in their mandibles which they would probably use to plant fungal gardens in the new nest. (location: 1km loop at Maliau Basin study center, microhabitat: On the leaf litter, date: 28 June 2010, obs code: Obs54)


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