Today I hiked back to the same area I found the fossil hoping to find another. No luck.
Back at camp later in the day I noticed this ant crawling across my carpet
with a piece of soda cracker I dropped from lunch.
He's right in the center of this picture.
Here is an enlarged portion of the picture.
You can see that is a pretty big piece of cracker. As large as he is. Although he was moving fast intially, later on he really slowed down. I guess ants can get tired carrying a load.
He got way over there in those Creosote bushes and I finally quit tracking him. That is a long way and who knows how much further he had to go. When he makes it back to the colony with his cracker he'll be a hero. "Dude, where'd you find that?!"