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Old 12-14-2013, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Giant Ant Hill Excavated - YouTube

and then there's this.

http://www.nola.com/outdoors/index.s...n_aluminu.html
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:32 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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that was amazing!

and a little sad
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Texas
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It looks like an ancient burial ground with lots of skulls in it. Spooky.

Remember the movie "Them?" That's what it reminds me of.

Thanks for the link. That excavation is amazing.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Some place (I cannot find it right now) I saw a very old study of our Alleghany Mound Ants. It dated back to the about the Great Depression days. They spent a lot of time studying and digging up the mounds - as well as trying to learn how to eradicate the ants. Here is a link to some newer information that seems like it is geared towards eradication: http://www.wvu.edu/~exten/infores/pu...t/moundant.pdf. The old study that I saw, if I remember correctly, stated that the tunnels could go out for one hundred feet. The old study also claimed that the ants would trim any leaves off trees that shaded their mound. What I have not see are any new studies that have expended the energy, resources and time as that early last century study. I think the tunnels of the Alleghany Mound Ants are too small for a concrete pour like in Africa.

There is one place in PA that I counted about 100 mounds close to Route 80 (about the 204/205 mile marker).
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:55 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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That is amazing and very interesting.
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