These Black Carpenter Ants are big. The biggest are around 0.5in/1cm in length. They were observed in the Great Trinity Forest and were busy feeding on this weird yellow goo when I found them. I have no idea what this sticky-looking stuff is, but it was attracting flies and pillbugs too. If anyone has a suggestion as to what this goop might be, please leave it in the comment section below.

Observations Details

County Dallas
City Dallas
Date Jun 10, 2012
Time of Day Midmorning
Temperature Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Recreation-Park
Type of Behavior Feeding
Gender Female
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Black Carpenter Ant Observation Location