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Ants Have Sex With a Dying Queen While a Spider Eats Her [Video]

Wildlife photographer Adrián Skippy Purkart captured one of nature’s most beautiful moments: Winged male ants having sex with their dying queen while a spider eats her. The ants, Prenolepis nitens, are trying to make sweet, sweet dying love to their queen while she’s busy getting eaten because she’s still sending out chemical cues for, uh, for that kind of thing to happen. Have a good weekend, you guys!

(LiveScience via Gizmodo)

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