November marked that start of the school holidays and on the first Saturday morning, I was back at Chek Jawa Boardwalk with student
councillors on the free guided tour conducted by Naked Hermit Crabs.
Excel leadership exposure programme.
He shared with us that the Weaver ants (Oecophylla smaragdina) are able to hold on tightly to a twig that is many times heavier than themselves. And true enough we witness the holding power of these tenacious ants! Wow. :)
You may read more about the gripping power of the weaver ants here.
Belongkeng snail (Ellobium sp.). As seen in the photo, this snail is grazing on algae growing on the mangrove tree.
Lined nerite snails (Nerita articulata) are also found attached on the mangrove root!
Gold-spotted mudskipper (Periophthalmus chrysospilos).
Mud crab (Scylla sp.)! Mud crabs are those that we eat in Singapore's famous chilli crabs.