Ants are taking over the world!

I know it's not the right species, so bugger off =P

I can't tell if they're Argentine ants. If not, bugger off =P

Argentine ants living in vast numbers across Europe, the US and Japan belong to the same interrelated colony, and will refuse to fight one another.

The colony may be the largest of its type ever known for any insect species, and could rival humans in the scale of its world domination.

But whenever ants from the main European and Californian super-colonies and those from the largest colony in Japan came into contact, they acted as if they were old friends.

These ants rubbed antennae with one another and never became aggressive or tried to avoid one another.

In short, they acted as if they all belonged to the same colony, despite living on different continents separated by vast oceans.

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One Comment on “Ants are taking over the world!”

  1. deiri
    July 2, 2009 at 2:09 pm #

    If that interests you, you may find this video interesting.
    http://www.uctv.tv/search-details.aspx?showID=15367

    it’s a lecture at the san diego natural history museum. the lecturer is a previous professor of mine.

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