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Ant City

A swarming Meat Eater ant colony.

A swarming Meat Eater ant colony. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Researchers discover the design of an abandoned subterranean

ant mega city.              



The structure covers 50 square meters and goes 8 meters into the earth. In it’s construction, the colony moved 40 tons of soil.  Billions of ant loads of soil were brought to the surface. Each load weighed four times as much as the worker and – in human terms – was carried a kilometre to the surface. It is the equivalent of building the Great Wall of China.  It is truly a wonder of the world!   Note: At the time of the research, the ant colony was already abandoned. No ants were harmed.


2 comments on “Ant City

  1. dorannrule
    October 30, 2013

    Yikes! I wonder where they went next.


    • Judy
      October 30, 2013

      I hope it wasn’t our places 😛


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