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Leaf cutter ants build equivalent to the Great Wall of China
A single leaf cutter ant colony represents as much work and marvel as the construction of any of our man-made structures and monuments.
Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 01:55 PM
This is an oldie but goodie.
Researchers poured tons of concrete into a giant abandoned ant colony, let it sit for a month, and then carefully excavated around it. What they found was breathtaking.
Check it out:
If you're antsy (sorry, couldn't help it) to get to where they start pouring the cement, skip ahead to the 3:00 mark.
Ants are truly amazing. Just incredible.
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