Sunday Night Movie: An Army Of Grass-Cutting Ants

A clip from One Life, an upcoming BBC nature film:

The species is Atta vollenweideri, the same ant featured in the earlier viral video of a massive underground ant city. Atta is an impressive animal, both as an individual and as a civilization.

Here’s Mrs. Myrmecos casually climbing a mound in northern Argentina:



5 thoughts on “Sunday Night Movie: An Army Of Grass-Cutting Ants”

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  2. How funny that it’s taken me two years to realize what my computer was named after! All lab computers are named after an ant, and mine is vollenweideri!

  3. Is there any pictures, or better, video of how the gigantic concrete Atta nest looked when it was totally excavated and unearthed?

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