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Thread: An Ant City revealed

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    That isn't a city its a country - cannot imagine how many ants worked and lived there, incredible workmanship and planning.

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    I watched this interesting film clip but I did regret that it appears that this whole world was destroyed in studying them. I wonder what other methods they considered and rejected to take a look. Or could they not have found one that was abandoned. It would be interesting to see the whole film if it is anywhere online.

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    Poor homeless ants

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    Imagine after pumping all the concrete there would be very few of them homeless or alive! but I really appreciated seeing the effort the ants made to make their own world and how they build and plan ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Fernie View Post
    I watched this interesting film clip but I did regret that it appears that this whole world was destroyed in studying them. I wonder what other methods they considered and rejected to take a look. Or could they not have found one that was abandoned. It would be interesting to see the whole film if it is anywhere online.
    I must admit I completely agree with you Bill ! Although it was very interesting to see such a mammoth structure made by such tiny creatures, I felt it quite horrendeous that concrete had to be poured into this live (I'm only assuming that it was an alive community) ant-hill just for the sake of studying them !! !!!

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    I agree. Modern ground mapping radar and 3D imaging would have worked well without destroying billions of ants and years of their work. Interesting wee clip though, and I imagine there are still one or two ant colonies left. I don't think this is going to start a trend.....

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    The genius of the underground worker..and like all things beautiful mankind destroys it all

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