The Caribbean Dictionary

bachac
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Noun
The leafcutter ant; They get their name from the way they cut leaves from trees, which they then haul back to their nest. They do not eat the leaves, but instead they use it as compost to grow a particular type of fungus that does not grow anywhere other than in leafcutter ant nests. The ants eat the fungus, and feed it to their young. The fungus is grown in football sized chambers inside the nest. There can be 300 or more of these chambers inside the nest, and all of the earthworks to build them might involve the removal of 18,000kg of earth during the lifetime of the nest.
Synonyms
wada
Tags
animal, insect
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anonymous Oct 25, 2009
"Bachaco" is used in Venezuela for this same type of ant.
MONET@ me May 02, 2012
THAT TOTALLY DOES NOT ANSWER MY QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Jun 03, 2016
I love the information I catch bachacas and I wanted to know what it eat
Markus G Jan 21, 2017
Because if they are attacking your roses and carrying away bits of pretty petals they look like a wild drunken Bacchanalian carnival parade??
keemstar Mar 03, 2020
what are the predators of the bachac?
Anthony Joseph Hatt Sep 14, 2020
These Bacha are tasty dipped in flour and fried.
Anthony Joseph Hatt Nov 03, 2020
Back in my younger days in Couva me and some friends use to put Red-Ants on our penises and see who can stay still without bawling and crying. After a couple of minutes or so we would all run off screaming in different directions, so of them would even trip over and fall down in the dirt track rolling around and bawling.
Anthony Joseph Hatt Nov 03, 2020
Back in my younger days in Couva me and some friends use to put Red-Ants on our penises and see who can stay still without bawling and crying. After a couple of minutes or so we would all run off screaming in different directions, some of them would even trip over and fall down in the dirt track rolling around and bawling.
REAL G RAMAULD Dec 29, 2020
Eh man stop speaking gay stuff like that,also i used to catch bachac when i was little so these are the soldier ants they guard the nest and the red ants are the workers that garder food
Tony Maxwell Hatt Jan 26, 2021
@ Real G Ramauld Who de arse yo calling gay? only a bulla man would think that way, I have a good mind to track you down and bull yo in de arse just to see the look on yo face.
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