The Excavation of a Huge Ant Colony
This video gives a fascinating look at what a huge ant colony look like underground. 10 ton of cement was poured into the colony and after solidification, the soil was excavated. Digging starts at around 4:10 min.
The structure covers over 538 square feet and travels 26 feet into the earth. In its 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 ant, and in human terms, was carried over 1/2 mile to the surface.
Tags: Insect | Ant | Colony | Cement