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Grass-cutting ants build gigantic nests - underground cities where up to seven million insects live and tend a fungal garden that feeds their young.
Besides the excavation of underground nest chambers, Atta vollenweideri grass-cutting ants build ventilation turrets on the topmost openings of their huge nests. Turret construction was studied in a laboratory colony, addressing the question whether turrets are simply heaps of disposed soil, or result from the import and a particular spatial arrangement of materials.
Originally posted by pop_science
I became fascinated with Ant Lions when I was in grade school.
For about a year I would just go out and walk around my farm looking for them and pestering them.
The Mighty Ant - Lion