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posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 02:27 AM
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Originally posted by sugarcookie1

Originally posted by meathed

Originally posted by SavedOne

Originally posted by Taupin Desciple
Great find, thank you.

Now only if we could get a human collective in this day and age to do something just as positive, we might be able to save ourselves.

Ants can do this but we can't ? And we say we're evolved.


The buildings we build are infinitely more complex than ant tunnels (impressive as they are), and as someone who has worked in construction for decades I can assure you it takes much more coordination than digging holes in the ground. I think the vast majority of people in this world take their environment completely for granted, they have absolutely no idea the incredible efforts that go into keeping them warm, dry and comfy.
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Sorry dont agree. I have worked on constrution too. Every thing from concreting to building and i was a roofer for the most of my time. I can tell you that building a box with a roof above ground is the easiest to do then building a construction under ground. Humans cant even do that properly, as how many mining collapses have us dumb arsed humans had lately.??????
So the ants ARE smart, and the building that creation was a magnificent peice of building ( Consruction) and i reacon that you and your builder mates cant recreate what the ants built. I would love to see you try to build it.
Bet you cant.
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Im not sure anyone could build what the ants did underground but humans do build underground bunkers


Agreed we humans do build underground bunkers Sugar,
But when a human does it, it takes a person with an engerineering degree with about 20years of an education with hundreds of years of combined human experience that cost countless billion's and then the bunker cost's billion's of dollars of tax payers on top of that.
So my belief is that we have learnt to build bunkers from watching ants or us humans have a lot to learn about building our bunkers from ants as the ants are MASTER builders.
Us humans still have alot to learn from nature and about the beauty that surrounds us all.
It is a wonderful world my friend.


Peace
Meathed
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posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 05:53 AM
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the world needs to look at these things and realize just what we can achieve with unity and working towards a common goal



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 06:48 AM
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Originally posted by Juggalette
reply to post by sugarcookie1
 


WOW! This is totally amazing!
Thank you so much for sharing something so awe inspiring that I was also able to show my kids. Now if the "human collective" could only get together and construct something of this magnitude...


I know cause ants have been to space or ants can talk to other Ants millions of miles away using the internet or phones

Come on this is amazing but humans have done a lot more



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 06:57 AM
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simply amazing.
I've always wanted to see
one of these and now I have.
nothing else to say
S&F

PS: And oh btw, that guy in the video
in the white shirt that is digging kinda
resembles the singer "Usher" to me.



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 07:10 AM
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reply to post by Flying Sorcerer
 


thanks alot for this video!
bees vs ants?



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 07:28 AM
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Originally posted by Taupin Desciple
Great find, thank you.

Now only if we could get a human collective in this day and age to do something just as positive, we might be able to save ourselves.

Ants can do this but we can't ? And we say we're evolved.


Collective will verses free will is almost what we have now with the USA alongside China.
We are what free and diverging individual will and notions produce.
They are what collective will (and slavery) produce. If we can't even get together and agree on anything as a country how can we get together as a PLANET and save ourselves. We can't. As great and desirable as free will is for us it also spells death and leads to the end of humanity.



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 07:59 AM
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Thank you for sharing this most interesting find.
The wonders of nature never fail to amaize me.
Wonder what else is out there waiting to be discovered?



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 08:41 AM
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I actually breed and collect different ant colonies, sounds slightly odd but we all have the odd hobby and interest here and there.
I would just like to point out that the type of ant in this video is fairly notorious for having some of the most complex ant nests. This is largely in part due to this species diet, which is the fungus cultivated using mushed up leaves and other organic matter (on the most part vegetation of some sort). The fungus, some strains of which is only found in ant nests, requires the utmost regulation. The temperature, humidity and ventilation needs to be just right.

Most other ant species create nests way below the complexity of the ones shown in the video. Don't get me wrong they still show an astounding understanding of their environment.

An anecdote from my own ant breeding is when I moved the tank of one of my ant colonies on the window sill of my room. The sun would now hit the side of the tank facing the _ It was then I noticed that the ants were busy excavating new tunnels, and it was one week later that I saw a new chamber on the side of the tank facing the _ The ants had moved all their larvae and eggs into this chamber, my understanding is that heat speeds up the development of their larvae. To me this showed that ants have an incredible understanding of their environment, and will constantly adjust themselves to maximize their utility.



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 09:20 AM
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The fact of the matter is, they didnt. I watched the particular show in which they done this. The anthill was deserted for a long time.



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 09:26 AM
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Yes we have done much more, however an anthill of this complexity coming from an insect species which compared to us have relatively small/primitive(or not so much) brains, shows how much we dont know about the world around us, and all the different species of animals..Many of us still dont get that we're not the only intelligent beings on this planet.



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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I wonder what a more advanced species will do when they come along to study us? Wipe us out and then study us. This is both amazing a quite sad, there has to be ground radar, infered or some technology where this could have been done without the killing of the entire colony.



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 10:29 AM
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Originally posted by sugarcookie1

Originally posted by 11I11
You want to know who built the pyramids? Ants, ants, ants, ants and more ants!


Sure a few trillion ants got together and built the pyramids
thanks for the reply



Egyptian Ants Team work !


if they were this size and can be controlled LOL! you better start Looking for pincher marks on those Bricks!

THEM!



Seriously Ant & Human have more things in Common that any other species more than Primates!

live in a Socialistic economical Structure Team Work , They have Soldiers Scouts Explorers ,Builders,Nannys , Farmers! Harvesters ,Slaves and LIVE STOCK!! and a Chain Function Physical body structure designed for a certain Occupation

Ant have Livestock like how we humans have cattle ! I have'NT Seen a Primate that has Livestock !

Crazy Ant Farmers - Weird Nature - BBC animals



Learn more about the weird and wonderful world of ants as they farm great herds of aphids to harvest the sweet honeydew nectar. Great animal video from BBC show 'Weird Nature'.



Ant-aphid


Slavery Rife Among Lake Tahoe's Ant Colonies


Note the Video Above has Comments that are Hilarious!

Here is the Source !

www.youtube.com...


Disgusting! These ants need an Abraham Lincoln, or Wilberforce or a Moses ant! Either that or they just feed some poison leaf or something to those other big fat lazy ants!

That's all we f**king need. Ants demonstrating for and against slavery....

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posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 02:27 PM
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Originally posted by tcmkenny
the world needs to look at these things and realize just what we can achieve with unity and working towards a common goal


I agree with you tcmkenny
thanks for posting



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 02:30 PM
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Originally posted by JayXBraun
reply to post by Flying Sorcerer
 


thanks alot for this video!
bees vs ants?


thats funny
thanks for your reply!



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 02:33 PM
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Originally posted by 43LEO729
Thank you for sharing this most interesting find.
The wonders of nature never fail to amaize me.
Wonder what else is out there waiting to be discovered?


You are very welcome Leo im glad you enjoyed it..Im sure there is alot out there to be discovered we keep finding new things everyday



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 02:33 PM
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if Ants can build something of this complexity and we as a 'higher' species can't.. doesn't that tell you that we're not of this planet (?)
the ant farmer noticed that his ants adapted to their enviroment.. we can't, we destroy our enviroments (strip mining.. deforestation etc).
Ants communicate using pheromones we depend on devices created by ourselves.
Ants are far 'higher' than us..
perhaps we don't belong here (?)



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 02:39 PM
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Thanks very much for posting this video, I watched it with my wife and daughter and we all found it fascinating.

Such a great combined intelligence at work and very artistic to look at, we've got at an ants nest under our house, and I admit, we've used all sorts of nasty stuff to try and get rid of them over the years but they ain't budging. Most ant killers seem to have the same active ingredient, Permetherine or something similar it's called, I think the ant's are immune to it though.

I've got to admit after watching this I feel a bit guilty, maybe the reason they won't budge is because they have a similar complex system under my dwelling. They don't show through the winter but there's a lot outside in the summer, we only get the odd few in the house though and only in summer.



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 02:43 PM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint
simply amazing.
I've always wanted to see
one of these and now I have.
nothing else to say
S&F

PS: And oh btw, that guy in the video
in the white shirt that is digging kinda
resembles the singer "Usher" to me.


thanks for your reply boon! umm Usher lol hey maybe it was him lol



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 02:50 PM
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Originally posted by shado101
I actually breed and collect different ant colonies, sounds slightly odd but we all have the odd hobby and interest here and there.
I would just like to point out that the type of ant in this video is fairly notorious for having some of the most complex ant nests. This is largely in part due to this species diet, which is the fungus cultivated using mushed up leaves and other organic matter (on the most part vegetation of some sort). The fungus, some strains of which is only found in ant nests, requires the utmost regulation. The temperature, humidity and ventilation needs to be just right.

Most other ant species create nests way below the complexity of the ones shown in the video. Don't get me wrong they still show an astounding understanding of their environment.

An anecdote from my own ant breeding is when I moved the tank of one of my ant colonies on the window sill of my room. The sun would now hit the side of the tank facing the _ It was then I noticed that the ants were busy excavating new tunnels, and it was one week later that I saw a new chamber on the side of the tank facing the _ The ants had moved all their larvae and eggs into this chamber, my understanding is that heat speeds up the development of their larvae. To me this showed that ants have an incredible understanding of their environment, and will constantly adjust themselves to maximize their utility.


shado101 what a neat hobby to get into i should try that it would be interisting..I knew ants were smart but i didnt realise how smart till i saw this video ..thanks for explaining a few things about these little creatures and for posting




posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 02:54 PM
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Originally posted by b0sanac
reply to post by jude11
 


The fact of the matter is, they didnt. I watched the particular show in which they done this. The anthill was deserted for a long time.


b0sanac

thanks for posting and explaining that so many think the hive was alive but like you said it had been deserted for a long time



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