Freitag, 18. März 2011

IF - Cultivate

For this weeks topic I post a drawing of a Southern wood ant because they (like all other ants) cultivate real colonies of aphids to milk their honeydew.

Besides it is part of the current project to be shown on my homepage 40 Days - 20 Eggs:

Thinking of Easter what do you think of first (apart from easterbunnies)?


Nicely decorated hen’s eggs or maybe even quail eggs.
Or what other eggs are there? Which animals do lay eggs at all?

You can see this on my homepage during the 40 days from Ash Wednesday till Easter:
alternately on one day you can see an egg to learn the next day whose egg that is.

Have a nice guess!

Speaking of 40 days till Easter: if you’re counting properly there are 46 days!
Has there been a mistake in counting?
No, the six sundays were ignored.

And on my homepage there’s no fasting – at least not for the eyes.


  1. Yes, hard working ants and when you by accident disturb their nests, they show so much care to save their eggs.
    Nice illustration: not creepy, indeed, a caring insect.

  2. I thought about doing ants and aphids for the prompt, but there's no way I would have been able to do it with so much amazing detail. I like this very much.

  3. Wonderful detail and color palette! :)

  4. Really well done! Love the lighting and details. Good job. Pat yourself on the head :)

  5. Creepy notion on them cultivating another species eggs for consumption, but I guess that's what humans do too. Beautiful ant and eggs.