For those who wonder why we chose Anthill as the name of this humble endeavor glowing on your screen, we offer this video.
A group of researchers studying ant behavior wanted to see the complexity of a huge colony. So they chose a mound and pumped cement into the entrances. Hundreds of gallons of cement. (As you do.)
They waited a month, then began to excavate.
What they found … well, that’s the video is for.
Take a look. It’s rather stunning. The video clip (it’s an excerpt from an award-winning documentary on ants) offers several descriptions, but we’ll offer just one here: The structure covers 50 square meters. Yow.
So, to recap: Ants are highly organised, industrious, relentless, powerful communicators and mysterious. They are highly networked, collaborate to achieve outcomes, can lift far beyond their own weight and never sleep.
Blueprint of a giant anthill
Hat tip: Ian Lyons