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Soldier Turtle Ant blocking the entrance with its head for unwanted visitors. It is called as Phragmosis.

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u/No-Fee3271 Aug 13 '22

What a tough role in the society.

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u/masteryodingui Aug 13 '22

Nature's bouncers

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u/GeriatricMillenniall Aug 13 '22

I can just imagine the little guy muttering “nah bro” anytime someone comes sniffing around.

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u/thisisredlitre Aug 14 '22

Nah sis*. Worker ants are female.

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u/No-Fee3271 Aug 13 '22

Makes sense.

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u/error_alex Aug 13 '22 Gold Wholesome

Hold the door! Hold the door! Hold door! Hold door! Hodor! Hodor!

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u/RapNVideoGames Aug 13 '22 Wholesome

Plug the hole! Plug the hole! Plug hole! Plug hole! Pole! Pole!

12

u/stupsnon Aug 13 '22

Ploho, get over here and help the little lord.

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u/ELSMurphy Aug 14 '22

Came here to say that. Great minds and all.

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u/TheGoldenPlagueMask Aug 14 '22

Ever had an itchy Blackhead zit in your face?

might want to have another look

3

u/lackaface Aug 14 '22

It would have cost you $0 to not put that in my head.

1

u/TheGoldenPlagueMask Aug 14 '22

laughs ominously in the back of a Massive empty theater

1

u/a-more-clever-name Aug 15 '22

Same thing. I was already a little horrified subconsciously. Now it’s fully conscious.

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u/abuyaria Aug 13 '22

Imagine evolving into a freaking walking door instead of evolving the instinct to create doors (pretty sure there is plenty of material for those ants to block a hole that size)

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u/tauntplease Aug 13 '22

This is just what the big door companies WANT us to think

18

u/wegqg Aug 13 '22

big door lobby strikes again

9

u/DreamyScape Aug 13 '22

But the news told me more doors will help in mass shootings!

7

u/Lust4Me Aug 13 '22

Big Door companies hate this one trick.

3

u/RapNVideoGames Aug 13 '22

They think they can expect them to go to ant lowes and ant home depot when that's not an option for the average ant...

23

u/asymon Aug 13 '22

It's cheaper that way. Have you seen prices of wood?

19

u/Taxi-Driver Aug 13 '22

They obviously never heard of real fake doors

13

u/shieldyboii Aug 13 '22

Can you block it in less than a minute while enemy ants are invading your queendom to enslave your children?

3

u/UncleBenders Aug 13 '22

Exactly, use your head!

5

u/PickleMortyCoDm Aug 13 '22

I was thinking along the same lines... Couldn't they just move a twig to block the entrance? Seems like a lot of work for evolution when the answer is all over the floor

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u/kracranium Aug 14 '22

Darwin was off that day

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u/Nebuli2 Aug 14 '22

I mean technically this is the queen evolving to create doors.

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u/Bluejavel Aug 13 '22

Better hope there aren't any mischievous woodpeckers around

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u/irnehlacsap Aug 13 '22

They're a real pain in EldenRing

11

u/Spazic77 Aug 13 '22

Yes but they make a pretty sweet shield.

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u/Tearmystillhouseup Aug 13 '22

Mr. Peanut Buttercup Head

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u/J03130 Aug 13 '22

"what is my purpose" "You're a door" "....oh my god"

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u/-Sechmet- Aug 13 '22

It must be hell. There is no god here. So much knock knock jokes.

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u/Crockpot_gator_Snot Aug 13 '22 Silver

How the hell that mf get in there if he's the door

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u/AccomplishedBid5475 Aug 13 '22

He doesn’t get in, he’s doomed to spend his life on the border forever wanting to feel the warmth of his friends

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u/cellphone_blanket Aug 13 '22

Poor guy. I want to give him a hug

8

u/AccomplishedBid5475 Aug 13 '22

He needs you

8

u/cellphone_blanket Aug 13 '22

I would crush him. He’s so tiny

6

u/AccomplishedBid5475 Aug 13 '22

He needs your love

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u/[deleted] Aug 13 '22

I don’t think he has any orifices

2

u/MarManHollow Aug 13 '22

You can still channel him all your love. He needs it bad.

15

u/Old_ass_Oats Aug 13 '22

This gross me out

12

u/Ok-Sweetums Aug 13 '22

Wait so there's this thing using its flat head to plug holes, and there's the other bug with the flat butt that looks like an old coin to plug holes.

So funny how nature comes up with these solutions.

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u/plentongreddit Aug 13 '22

There's 2 species of spider that use trapdoor, one use their butt and the other makes a door.

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u/Typical_Hope_8866 Aug 13 '22

They actually included these in Elden Ring

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u/DisplayName556 Aug 13 '22

why is this disgusting?

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u/FMW_Level_Designer Aug 13 '22

Think I killed this guy in Elden Ring

6

u/sippy1821 Aug 13 '22

Idk why but it makes me uncomfortable

6

u/Camimo666 Aug 13 '22

This makes me have a weird visceral reaction

4

u/Impressive-Towel2 Aug 13 '22

Go-Go-Gadget entrance blocker!

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u/margessquarepancakes Aug 13 '22

this is scaring the shit out of me right now

4

u/triggerfish15 Aug 13 '22

Serves drinks at ant parties

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u/CrazyAboutH Aug 13 '22

Interesting factoid: Those dots on the top of its head are like buttons on a keypad. Any ant who wants to enter needs to press the right sequence before being allowed in.

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u/[deleted] Aug 13 '22

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u/VAMSI_BEUNO Aug 13 '22

Cool!

6

u/CrazyAboutH Aug 13 '22

beep boop beep beep beep boop

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u/DayanNight Aug 13 '22

Source? I can't find anything saying this.

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u/alvik Aug 13 '22

Well factoid means "an assumption or speculation that is reported and repeated so often that it becomes accepted as fact." So no source needed.

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u/DayanNight Aug 13 '22

You mean it’s made the fuck up. But people say it because it sounds reasonable. Sources definitely needed for people spouting bullshit. Most will equivocate factoid and fact. But yes, that was my first whiff of something stinking about this.

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u/CrazyAboutH Aug 13 '22

Look harder

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u/DayanNight Aug 13 '22

So you pulled it out of your ass, expected.

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u/GodTheFatherHimself Aug 13 '22

Dude...

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u/DayanNight Aug 13 '22

Dude what? All the time people are just making shit up that sounds fun. If I can’t find information from scholarly or even tabloid sources even remotely corroborating this “factoid” and they just “dO yOuR oWn ReSeArCh” fuck em they’re liars til proven otherwise.

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u/DayanNight Aug 13 '22

Good ol' Reddit, downvoted for not just believing every comment.

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u/gringo-tico Aug 13 '22 edited Aug 13 '22

Nah you're right. Let the gullible idiots believe everything they read on here, and downvote you. It doesn't make you wrong.

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u/DayanNight Aug 13 '22

Oh I know, it’s just funny. Hence the good ol Reddit.

3

u/JosephSturgill7 Aug 13 '22

or Introvert

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u/pnwWaiter Aug 13 '22

What an adoorable Sombrero.

2

u/Civil-Ad3305 Aug 13 '22

Forbidden reese's cup

2

u/EnochianFeverDream Aug 13 '22

Yeah the head is a pretty good shield you can find in Nokstella. Causes poison buildup on shield bash

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u/piotrss Aug 13 '22

HODL'er

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u/PrismaticHospitaller Aug 13 '22

Aw look- he has a little velvet rope and clipboard!

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u/StormBornRandom Aug 13 '22

Wow he really knows how to plug that hole with his huge Phragmosis..

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u/taimapanda Aug 13 '22

Oh does that count as convergent evolution when compared to the trapdoor spider? https://i0.wp.com/media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/1f/65/7f/1f657f4b352736502987170b89c577f5.jpg

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u/AccordingLead2781 Aug 13 '22

I think this ant won the best hat contest at the Preakness.

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u/Sparkykun Aug 13 '22

25 years on the web and have never seen this before 😄

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u/Castmaster1 Aug 13 '22

Hodo

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u/skeptobpotamus Aug 13 '22

Came to say this. Kudos!

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u/NotYourGoldStandard Aug 13 '22

people complain about their jobs meanwhile this guy's whole life is being a door. I'm sure he's never called out sick, gets 0 recognition and still loves his job. Do better be more like door

1

u/Grogosh Aug 13 '22

Stone Dog has a heavy head.

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u/Basey124 Aug 13 '22

It's looking amazing

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u/duckergs Aug 13 '22

Fella got a door as a head

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u/WinesOfWrath Aug 13 '22

seems like it would reduce fragging

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u/Astone90 Aug 13 '22

Get outta here karma farmer

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u/-Sechmet- Aug 13 '22

"I gave you all I head"

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u/[deleted] Aug 13 '22

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u/kobocha Aug 13 '22

I wonder if they create their own holes. Pretty astonishing how perfect that entrance fits the head!

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u/pornhubheros Aug 13 '22

Bruh so when I do the exact same thing I am called autistic smh

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u/xDrewstroyerx Aug 13 '22

Ill-omened creature ahead.

Try fire.

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u/Dazzling_Ad5338 Aug 13 '22

Teenage Soldier Turtle Ants

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u/DaSchnoz Aug 13 '22

Looks like a peanut butter cup

1

u/Foxtael16 Aug 13 '22

These guys are a real pain in Elden Ring

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u/zZSleepyZz Aug 13 '22

So is it one ant per door or do these guys take shifts or something?

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u/jakech Aug 13 '22

I will never eat a Reese’s cup again.

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u/DisplayName556 Aug 13 '22

i don't like this

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u/idksomething32123 Aug 13 '22

Imagine being born to be a fucking door

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u/akorn123 Aug 13 '22

Reeses head

1

u/BT7274ismywaifu Aug 13 '22

I've seen this thing EVERYWHERE on those "if you see this bug, run away" videos

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u/hella_fluxin Aug 13 '22

all mighty gate keeper

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u/HumbleCranberries Aug 13 '22

It's got a door for head! A DOOR FOR A HEAAAD!!

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u/masterdapo Aug 13 '22

"you shall not pass 😤"

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u/GammaGoose85 Aug 13 '22

Being a gatekeeper, I'm sure this ant has a real annoying personality

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u/ImNotANoobYT Aug 13 '22

bite size brownie head looking ass

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u/Dutch_Fudge Aug 13 '22

“Knock knock”

“That’s not funny, Greg”

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u/jana200v2 Aug 13 '22

What is your goal in life ? Door

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u/ThomasNorge224 Aug 13 '22

who am I to you?

A door

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u/NameNotlmportant Aug 13 '22

What is your purpose? I HOLD DOOR.

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u/shafdaddy Aug 13 '22

You shall not pass!

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u/Crocodillian_SM64 Aug 13 '22

What if it gets stabbed by a bird? That'll be an instant kill -

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u/No_Papaya_2853 Aug 13 '22

Imagine being born just to be a freaking door

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u/No_Papaya_2853 Aug 13 '22

POV: This ant does a lot more things than you

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u/RIAPOSW Aug 13 '22

Alright Jim, here's what you gotta do, stand here. I'll tell you when to stop.

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u/slater3750 Aug 13 '22

He makes a better door than a window

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u/bongiovist Aug 13 '22

Knock! Knock! ✊

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u/FodziCz Aug 13 '22

Im currently stealing a comment from r/rereinsoults or smthn but This guy was born to be the door.

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u/suchsweatpants Aug 13 '22

Reese's cup head bois

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u/BiffJenkins Aug 13 '22

You have to parry them and then stab em in the butt.

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u/pugmiester1 Aug 13 '22

"imagine being born and your literally the door" -another reddit user who i dont know but i dont want to say this is my idea

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u/[deleted] Aug 13 '22

Ewwww

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u/Snipe_- Aug 13 '22

Imagine getting a bigger f u from the universe

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u/No_Watch6171 Aug 13 '22

Amazing. At what point in its life long list of ancestors did one decide that of all things, imma gonna flat my head and block ma door!

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u/Niketravels Aug 14 '22

What a block head

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u/jackelram Aug 14 '22

Why am I suddenly craving Reeses pb cup?

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u/craigandthesoph Aug 14 '22

Job: Ant Cork

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u/NIghtPutting84 Aug 14 '22

Kind of THE definition of "You have one job."

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u/AlexReznov Aug 14 '22

that ant looks like it was hit in the head during a Tom and Jerry episode.

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u/taishiea Aug 14 '22

must be great for zombie ants to have their next meal served on a platter at teh front door

1

u/HaloGuy381 Aug 14 '22

Real life Bastiodon, but as an ant. Nature is fucking metal.

1

u/Dropped-pie Aug 14 '22

Hey Bill! What are you doing tonight?

Bill - I’m on door duty again, uggh.

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u/Maleficent-Bee8714 Aug 14 '22

"Does not open from this side"

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u/a-more-clever-name Aug 15 '22

There are people that look at life as unique as this, talk about the divine splendor of life and nature, and then declare that there’s no other life in the universe.

Like, just LOOK AT IT!

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u/[deleted] Aug 13 '22

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u/Bamma4 Aug 13 '22

What is my purpose

Your a door

Oh my god