Bad News: Chimps develop ant-hunting technology

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As if job prospects weren’t already bad enough for myrmecologists, now we’re competing with chimps.

At least they haven’t figured out how to make pooters. Yet.

6 thoughts on “Bad News: Chimps develop ant-hunting technology”

  1. Marc "Teleutotje" Van der Stappen

    This manner of catching ants by chimpansees is already known from the seventies. Gotwald gives already a review of the behavior in 1982 in his “The Army Ants” in volume 4 of “Social Insects”, edited by H. Hermann.

  2. I remember seeing that old documentaires of chimps digging up ants and termites. Does anyone know which one that was? Maybe a National Geographic?

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