Two new tiny ants in the family

Discussion in 'ESEE KNIVES' started by poildortie, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. poildortie


    Aug 14, 2009
    Hi everybody,

    I finally did it and got me an Izula, or I should say two, one desert tan for me and one pink for my girlfriend, both with micarta scales.

    She just loves it, and now there is something useful in her purse :)

    Instead of posting pics of the new babies, I thought it would be better to post a pic of a real Izula. I met this (not so) tiny critter in the rain forest of Ecuador, near Misahualli. For size comparison, the finger on the picture is my girlfriend's index.

  2. texastonydobbs


    May 25, 2007
    cool pic
  3. stjones

    stjones Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 23, 2010
    Very cool pic!!
    That's a damn BIG ant!!!
  4. R.A.T.

    R.A.T. Randall's Adventure & Training

    Feb 4, 2004
    and that's a small one
  5. formtight


    Jun 21, 2009
  6. andy540


    Jun 18, 2010
    That's a great pic.
  7. wolffbite


    May 7, 2010
    How much bigger do they get exactly? :eek::confused:
  8. tknife


    Mar 18, 1999
    Man that's a big friggin ant! reminds me of one of my favorite short stories, Leiningen Versus the Ants
  9. Carolina River Rat

    Carolina River Rat

    Oct 29, 2008
    That is a freakish big ant. A little bigger and you could probably get a couple decent fillets off him.
  10. R.A.T.

    R.A.T. Randall's Adventure & Training

    Feb 4, 2004
    couple of inches long
  11. riz_aaroni

    riz_aaroni Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2007
    Seriously can't believe how big that ant is.
  12. wolffbite


    May 7, 2010
    Remind me to wear my biggest stomping boots if I'm ever in the parts of the world with ants THAT big :D
  13. Carolina River Rat

    Carolina River Rat

    Oct 29, 2008
    Damn. Which rimfire caliber do you recommend for hunting them?
  14. hiwa


    Jun 7, 2009
    Geez... no wonder you guys had to make the Izula bigger. I'd want to have at least my 5 to deal with that sucker :eek:

    Imagine that ant crawlin' up yer shorts :(
  15. Scott3670


    Sep 13, 2008
    Holy crap! That's one hell of an ant. I'd hate to stumble across one of their nests. BTW, terrific pic of that ant.
  16. noodlefish


    Jan 21, 2009
    gorgeous creature

    damn do i love un interrupted evolution!
  17. matthewdanger


    Jan 29, 2003
    Nice pic!

    That thing looks like it trying to judge whether that finger is food or not.
  18. lsheldon


    Jan 2, 2009
    Awesome picture. Very awesome ant....

    Thanks for sharing.
  19. poildortie


    Aug 14, 2009
    I met this ant at night, when we decided to have a walk around our lodge (yeah, I know, easy survival :)), and it was something between 1 inch and a half and 2 inches long.

    It was the biggest ant I had ever see, so I told my girlfriend to put her finger on the picture, to be able to see the size of the beast. It was not aggressive, but it was clearly interested in this little meaty thing. If we knew it was a bullet ant at that time, I don't think any of us would have put a finger so close of it !

    By the way, this is the place where we spend two days and a night :

    Unforgettable trip, and I miss this forest, even if I hated the weather :)
  20. RvdH


    Sep 20, 2010
    Glad we don't have 'em over here in Europe...


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