they are on a small domestic tree in our backyard and they seem busy. Ants are interesting in their work ethic which is constant. The activity is fast paced and there are different roles that they play. From the workers moving the food back and forth to the nest to support the colony to the bigger fellows that stay close to the queen and lop the heads off of any threats to her majesty. These defacto Centurions of the Queen have a mandible mounted two armed pincher that is designed to scissor the heads off of enemy ants. Their instinct has them dying before not doing the job that they have been born to do.