There are some things in this world that you will never be able to unsee.
For example, there are so many hidden meanings behind famous logos. Once you figure out just what the meaning is, you’ll never see the brand the same way again.
The good thing about knowledge like that is that it won’t keep you up at night.
But when you learn about all the crazy things creepy crawlies can do, you won’t be the same person ever again.
If the story about flying spiders made you uncomfortable, you’ve seen nothing yet.
I’m not squeamish when it comes bugs, but a recent viral video of legionary ants attacking a wasp honeycomb made me a look away from the screen a few times.
To say that this video came straight from my worst nightmare is not an exaggeration.
The footage was shared by Twitter user Fransisco Boni on August 5.
“Impressive the level of swarm intelligence and collective computation to form that bridge,” the caption reads.
Boni explains that when an attack like this happens, “the wasps usually escape and the ants do not leave until they’ve completely looted the honeycomb, carrying pupae, larvae, and eggs, as well as some adults who did not manage to escape.”
And the reason why the ants built a bridge, rather than just crawling over to the nest, is because they have a hard time walking upside down, according to EarthSky.
“Bridge formation could also more be more effective for looting and carrying loads if it provides separate lanes that allow for more efficient traveling in either direction, eliminating congestion,” Boni adds.
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If you’re brave enough, watch the video below:
Attack of legionary ants (also known as army ants or marabunta) to a wasp honeycomb. Impressive the level of swarm intelligence and collective computation to form that bridge. pic.twitter.com/StvDkmv8x8
— Francisco Boni (@boni_bo) August 5, 2018
What’s even more scary is that these ants can even build a bridge across water!
So far, the video has been viewed more than 800,000 times, and the reactions to it are priceless.
I’ve seen this domestic terrorism first hand. Last summer, I had to battle ruthless ants invading my kitchen. The cat food bowls went in the middle of a water filled baking dish to ward off any potential intruders. I come home to see the ant chain across the water into the food😮
— 🅙🅔🅝🅝🅘🅕🅔🅡 (@radiateandfade) August 6, 2018
Who would have thought that ants have intelligence like this? Let us know if this video terrified you!
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