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On Slave Raiders and Aphid Farmers

Ants in Styria

17.09.2020-11.07.2021 19:00


Natural History Museum, Joanneumsviertel, 8010 Graz

 

Curated by Herbert C. Wagner, Michael C. Niki Knopp, Wolfgang Paill, Ursula Stockinger
Press tour: 16.09.2020, 11 am
Opening: 17.09.2020, 7 pm
Duration: 18.09.2020-11.07.2021

 

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About the exhibition

With their enormous biomass, ants occupy a key position in many Central European habitats. They are important predators, disseminators of plant seeds, as well as collaborative partners and hosts of other animal species. Their fascinating diversity can be explored by means of a living ant colony, various models, preparations and photographs. Ants vary not only in relation to size, colouring and physical build; their conduct is also pronouncedly differentiated – from war against other ants and the behaviour of aphids, right up to slave hunting.

The arrangement of the in-house ant collection serves as a basis for the exhibition, in which the dissemination of the 100 Styrian ant species is presented, supplemented by classification, ecology and the conduct of ants native to Austria.

 

Images

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Material


Polyergus rufescens,
Polyergus rufescens,

Photo: G. Kunz


Amazonenameise.jpg (1.71 MB)

Solenopsis fugax with larva,
Solenopsis fugax with larva,

Photo: G. Kunz


Gelbe-Diebsameise-mit-Larve.jpg (1.79 MB)

Leptothorax acervorum,
Leptothorax acervorum,

Photo: G. Kunz


Haufen-Schmalbrustameise.jpg (1.83 MB)

Formica cunicularia and Polyergus rufescens,
Formica cunicularia and Polyergus rufescens,

Photo: G. Kunz


Rotrueckige-Sklavenameise-Amazonenameise-jpg.jpg (2.13 MB)

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