Red Ant Zoological Poster


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Red Ant Zoological Poster - Formica rufa

The Science:

The Red Wood Ant or Horse Ant is native to Eurasia, and is actually bi-colored, with a reddish-brown thorax and a an abdomen which is nearly black. It is a carnivorous creature and a wide-ranging scavenger, and also tends aphids for the “honeydew” they produce, keeping the aphids safe from predators in return. Making its nests at the edge of woodlands, this social insect lives in colonies of as many as 250,000 individuals or even more. Considered near-threatened in many parts of Europe, the Wood Ant is mostly losing ground to habitat destruction. Shown at the top are worker ants outside the nest mound, beneath which are a comparison of the winged female, winged male and worker, and various stages of the ant life-cycle. This is one of a wonderful series of Scientific German Educational Charts, created in the 1950s and 60s and still produced by the original printer, internationally recognized for producing educational science charts since 1929. These charts are issued today using the original film and same methods as the first printing. They are printed without inscription for both classroom study and decorative purposes, with special attention paid to botanical detail and scientific accuracy.

The Story:

Mounted on linen canvas stretched on wooden rods for display, each measures 44.5 inches tall by 32.25 inches wide (85 cm x 120 cm), and comes with a nylon cord strung through the top wooden rod for easy hanging. Each comes securely rolled and will be shipped to you in a sturdy mailing tube. These lovely botanical posters are large, colorful and impressive pieces of science decor. Add a touch of vintage classroom style to your home today!


SKU: HD-PO0057
Dimensions: 36"W x 46.5"H
Scientific Name: Formica rufa
Origin: Germany
Material: Linen backed canvas
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