Sunday, October 20, 2013

Giant Ant Colony Excavated, You won’t believe what they build underground!


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.

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  1. A pity a colony of ants had to entombed in cement in order to satisfy their curiosity.....

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    1. yes,,, and they said it was "abandoned" :(

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    2. You'll notice in the opening that the above ground portion of the colony structure they are examining is gone, which is what happens when the colony abandons a hive. No one to maintain that, and it washes away.

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  3. The caption said it was abandoned, dumb ass.

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  4. umm, but it wasn't as seen in the video at :09 through:16 as they were pouring the cement down the hole. Just an observation.

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    1. The colony was abandoned.
      The ants colony was underground.
      Made entirely out of dirt (Dirt walls).
      Now excavating dirt would just destroy it.
      So to preserve it they poured concrete down the hole.
      Then excavating the dirt leaves the tunnel system intact.
      Whey! You can see what it looks like...

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  5. Of course the ants abandoned it? Who wants to stay where it's flooded with cement?

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  6. lovely. Do you know what documentary/series this was from please?

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  7. "It is truly a wonder of the world"... which... we just destroyed.

    Fail.

    Now we're looking at a human cement structure, made in three days.

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  8. Do some research before jumping to conclusions.

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  9. I think they killed the ants too. What was the reason the colony was abandoned? How was that determination made? Isn't there all kinds of radar/infrared tech that could have mapped the colony while leaving it intact?

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