Army Ants

By on April 20, 2005

Amazing Ants Ambush Prey from Foxholes: It seems a species of ant native to the Amazon has figured out that by working together they can bring home some very large meals. Good news for the ants. Bad news for every other bug that lives in their part of the forest.

An insect lands on the trap, which to the unsuspecting eye looks like part of the tree. Ants spring from dozens of holes in the gallery-like structure and grab the bug’s legs, stretching them out to immobilize the large prey. Other worker ants swiftly arrive to sting the bug to death. Before long, the insect is carved up and carted away.

Check out the pictures. Amazing stuff.

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