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Old 12-22-2009, 12:35 AM   #1
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My girlfriend sent this photo to me. It's a hoot. This is her description of what she saw, "These optimistic little guys were trying to raise a four and a half inch lizard up the vertical face of one of the steps from the covered patio down to the pool deck. I never got a chance to go back out and see if they ever succeeded. The guys at the tail end were clearly having more success than the guys on the the body end."
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Old 12-22-2009, 01:11 AM   #2
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They actually look like Tapinoma sessile (The odorous house ant) and as it turns out they nest opportunistically. Colonies move, merge, and divide as needed; often nesting in tall grasses or hollow cavities in wood.

If they didn't get it up the wall then they likely ate the pieces that rotted away first.
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