Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ant Death Spiral

Ants are colonial insects, meaning they are very social, and function more as a group and rarely as individuals. They seem to be exceedingly loyal to their colony, and some ant species will literally run themselves to death by exhaustion. When these ants become separated from the greater swarm, they will literally follow each other in circles until they all die. This action produces a breathtaking "hurricane" of ants that continues until no ants are left standing.

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1 comment:

a.s.yang said...

Really? Follow each other into a spiral until they die? I am somewhat dubious...