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This Will Astound You-Ant City
« on: January 28, 2009, 11:13:31 AM »
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Re: This Will Astound You-Ant City
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009, 11:24:53 AM »
Absolutely amazing!  Thank you.
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Re: This Will Astound You-Ant City
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2009, 11:33:50 AM »
Wasn't that truly amazing Mike? It makes the human race look pathetic in comparison.


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Re: This Will Astound You-Ant City
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2009, 02:45:25 PM »
Where are the ants?
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Re: This Will Astound You-Ant City
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2009, 05:31:36 PM »
Very cool  but a little depressing - should be titled Giant Ant colony WAS a world wonder.

Quite amazing but a shame they had to kill the whole colony to get this info. Seems there must be some high tech low-impact stuff that would map this, too.

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: This Will Astound You-Ant City
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2009, 06:22:49 PM »
Jess,
If you look at the video again, it seems to be in the middle of a cow pasture and farm. I'm sure they did no more damage than what the farmer would of done anyway. I can only imagine what whould happen if a cow stepped into a soft area and it collapsed. Seems cattle types take steps to ensure their pasture land is somewhat safe.

I really give them the benefit of the doubt on this one. It was a massive ant mound in the wrong area, and I'm sure 100% of it would of been destroyed anyways. I know if that thing popped up in my front yard, as much as I love nature, it would of been gone long before it had three foot mounds..... ;)
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Re: This Will Astound You-Ant City
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2009, 06:23:59 PM »
Where are the ants?

In their cement vaults....just like many dead humans.... :shock:
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Re: This Will Astound You-Ant City
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2009, 08:10:48 PM »
Thank you JP, that was amazing & beautiful!  Looks like something out of a movie!  Natures creatures working together, tiny miracles each contributing to create a masterpiece. It is awe inspiring.  J
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Re: This Will Astound You-Ant City
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2009, 01:31:00 AM »
Where are the ants?

In their cement vaults....just like many dead humans.... :shock:

Shouldn't they be reported? Cruelty to animals and all that.
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Re: This Will Astound You-Ant City
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2009, 09:35:45 AM »
Um, the thing about ants is that there are probably at least another 400 colonies just like that on within a half mile radius.  That is an amazing part too!

And watching the video I saw some tunnels that were going out away from the colony...those were the escape tunnels to the nearby colonies! :)
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Re: This Will Astound You-Ant City
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2009, 09:54:43 AM »
Where are the ants?

In their cement vaults....just like many dead humans.... :shock:

Shouldn't they be reported? Cruelty to animals and all that.

Yes, you should report them Jerry, since it is your idea to do so. And btw people, don't ever kill ants, even if they have built an ant pile in the middle of your living room. After all, ants have feelings too. :rainbowflower:


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Re: This Will Astound You-Ant City
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2009, 10:53:34 AM »
Yeah I was just reverting back to the discussion about animal cruelty we had. You remember;

PETA kills animals
http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,19017.0.html

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Re: This Will Astound You-Ant City
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2009, 11:00:48 AM »
i showed that to my husband.  he's had an ant fascination since his trips to africa.  he was pretty amazed.

seems there should have been more to the video.  was there a part 2??
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Re: This Will Astound You-Ant City
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2009, 12:09:48 PM »
Yeah, it does kinda end abruptly Kathy, not sure if there's a part two, will look into it.


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