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Old 11-20-2013, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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This abandoned ant colony revealed how genius these tiny creatures are. Ants live underground – we usually see a relatively small exit on the surface. But you won’t believe the structures they build below. A group of researchers, armed with tons of cement, will show you.

Giant Ant Colony Excavated, You won't believe what they build underground! - Amazing Earth
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Lemon Heights, Orange County, CA
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Unbelievable! Thanks for posting.
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Free From The Oppressive State
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All that incredible work...and now they are cemented there forever in their deaths. Poor little ants.

It is amazing to see what they did, however.
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:51 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Three.. it said was a desert colony! Ants moved LOL Amazing!
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Old 11-23-2013, 02:30 AM
 
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Three.. it said was a desert colony! Ants moved LOL Amazing!
Except there were still ants there in the filming.
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Old 11-23-2013, 02:45 AM
 
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Terrific video.

A book that might also interest you, if you are impressed by this is The Soul Of The White Ant

by Eugène N. Marais, an incredible book about the collective life inside a South African termite mound.
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Old 11-23-2013, 03:11 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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3 there are Always stray ants around even when theres no colony.
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