The Archaeology of an Ant Colony

Ants never cease to amaze. They navigate the world with internal pedometers. They can build a life raft in 100 seconds flat. And, further demonstrating the remarkable powers of de-centralized intelligence, they can tunnel into the earth and produce sprawling underground colonies, structures equivalent to humans building the Great Wall of China. This clip comes from the documentary Ants: Nature’s Secret Power, which appears below in full. H/T BoingBoing.


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  1. PDA says . . . | February 1, 2012 / 12:58 pm

    “centralized” intelligence… or DE-centralized?

  2. Dan Colman says . . . | February 1, 2012 / 2:40 pm

    Woops. Bad proof job by me.

    Cheers,
    Dan

  3. Danielle says . . . | February 2, 2012 / 1:24 am

    What a great post! Thanks Dan!

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