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.‑gIx7LXcQM

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