The world's Largest Ant Colony (Amazing Video)

What do you think about ants? Ants are small animal who lived in colony, included in the class of insects. Most of ants are social insects of the family Formicidae. They don’t compete with one another for food and mates and food, protect, or breed for the greater good of all the colonies. Sometimes they look so aggressive, because they’re not relatives like individuals within each colony.

There’s a weird experiment has been conducted by the scientist from Japan and Spain. They had ant battles from several colonies around the world. Like: California, Japan, European supercolony and another smaller colony in Catalonia (Europe). These scientists watched the ants fight each other. The result is some of the colony from California and Japan and Europe all got along famously. But ants from the smaller supercolonies in Catalonia and Japan acted aggressively toward from other colonies. The conclusion from this research is ants recognize one another from chemical similarities on their cuticle.

The case above is an example how the scientist try to reveal more deep about this animal. They have a passion to discover and invent something which is new to the world, due to their continuous efforts to achieve something. There’s great news about the scientists investigated to find out how the subterranean cities of Ants looked like and I got this news completed with the video. Actually this isn’t recent news, but an old news maybe. Some of the video I got from YouTube had been posted in 2008. But my heart said, “I have to spread this news to the world”. Maybe this is my passion as a teacher.

Giant ant colony was found!

Scientists are excavating giant ant hill. From the video we can see how the Scientists used their efforts and got the success in finding the ant colonies. With the helped of mechanism digger (digging machines) the scientist remove tons of soils and dug out 10 tons of cement down under the tubes (a hole made by ants). This research was led by Prof. Louis Fortune. This research found some giant and complex structures made by ant. This is like a masterpiece amongst all. What does the structure look like? It’s like subterranean highways connected to the main chambers and it's like ants farm fungus gardens. This was amazing design made by ant colonies where this structure was provided shortest path of transporting with great ventilation facility, even how this animal has built their air conditioning system.The ventilation system has a purpose to release the large amounts of carbon dioxide generated by the garden and bring in fresh oxygenated air.

Wow….personally I can’t imagine how the small creature can make this structure. As we know that the most perfect creature is human because we completed by God with brain. From this research we know that ant is one of smart animal among other animal in this world.

It’s a marvelous design. Everything looks like has been design by proffesional architect. This kingdom and complex city was created by collective well by the ants colonies as the super organism. The structure about fifty square meters and goes five meters deep into the earth. To make this construction the ants colonies need about forty tons of soil. It’s a truly the wonder of the world. This was really giant colony of Ants. This structure seems to be equivalent to the building of Great Wall of China, though we can see this from the moon like the real great wall. The video shows that though ants are so small, their power cannot be underestimated during their work in unity. They must achieve great things despite their small size.

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I hope we can learn from this hub and remind us how togetherness still needed to achieve something, although difficult to do or outside of our minds. Special quotes for us: “But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. - Kahlil Gibran

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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

The structures built by the ants in this gigantic ant colony are exceptional, pras, and look almost like they were built by human architects and construction workers. Amazing! Thank you for finding and sharing this fascinting information and videos. Voted up.


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Ten tons of cement! Massive. Your heart led you pras. And we are the wiser for it. If these creatures can create something so magnificent and complex, it becomes very difficult to think this ant city/construct could just all be a cosmic accident. Thanks my friend- this is when the word awesome, without a doubt serves it's purpose. Vote er up!


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foxtrinity 5 years ago from PA

This is great!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thank you very much, drbj. For giving your time to visit this hub. I hope this hub information useful for us to enrich our knowledge about animal's kingdom. I love your "VOTE". God bless you.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Alastar Packer. Thank you very much for dropping by and share your thought about this topic. I agree with you and we are wiser in create something related with safety and good purpose for human being. I believe we can see this in the future. Your vote really appreciated. Take care!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, foxtrinity. I hope you can learn something useful from this video. Have a good day! ~prasetio


Lynn S. Murphy 5 years ago

Interesting hub about ants. I'm still not gonna "like" them because they are pesky, but we can learn a lot from them. UP and interesting. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my hub!


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

I hate bugs but I really like you!


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Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

This is fantastic prasetio! How could anyone look at this and not believe in a God! You have shown us many of His majestic beauties and this is yet another.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, Lynn. Thanks for coming and your appreciation to this hub. I am so happy to know you here. Of course, I'll back to check your hub soon. Your vote really appreciated. Cheers...

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, Pop. Thanks for dropping by. I love you too. ~prasetio:-)


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi prasetio,

Fascinating! I thought the videos were a great compliment to your well researched and presented hub. Incredible that these tiny creatures can create such a complex structure...voted up and awesome!

Cloverleaf.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Jackie Lynnley for coming to this hub and leave spiritual comment. I agree with you about how great this animal as god creation. I believe God has good purpose to create such of this miracle...amen. I hope this hub useful for you. ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Cloverleaf. Thank you so much for coming. I agree with you about this animal. They seems so hard to believe, but this was so real. I love your "VOTE" and you always accepted here. God bless you!

Prasetio


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi prasetio, this is absolutely fasinating, the design of the structure is amazing and looks human made!

Thank you for sharing a wonderful hub, voting up


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Ho completely fascinating and totally amazing - only you can produce such a wonderful and amazing hub such as this! Awesome, up and pressing those buttons as always.


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

The ant colony is absolutely amazing and the video is fascinating, Prasetio. Thank you for sharing the information. Voted interesting!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, movie master. Thank you so much for coming and leave nice comment about this topic. I hope we can learn how small animal can create such of wonderful structure. I believe we can make more than anything. We just need wisely with the environment. Your vote really appreciated. Take care!

Prasetio


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

Very tiny insects, yet so powerful.

Thanks for another interesting Hub.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, acaetna. I am so happy to see you again. Thank you so much for your appreciation to this information and your compliment about me. Your coming always brought happiness and your smile without exception. Have a nice weekend!

Love and peace, prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Lady_E. Welcome to this hub. I agree with you about this tiny insect. Thank you very much. ~prasetio


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is another amazing find. Ants are like Master builders. Thank you...


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Sally's Trove 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Thank you so much for finding and sharing this fascinating information. Your Hub interested me so much that I spent a happy hour or so reading everything I could find on the net about this project.

Then I recalled a book I'd read about 10 years ago, "Journey to the Ants", written by Bert Holldobler and Edwin O. Wilson, Pulitzer Prize winners in 1990 for their monumental scientific work called "The Ants".

"Journey to the Ants" (1994) is still in print, and I think you and your readers would enjoy it. It is a "made for real people" version of their scientific work, with incredible photographs and illustrations, and reads like a fast-paced novel.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

What a grear hub friend. Very interesting. I believe this shows how great they are at building these great structures.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Fascinating hub. The size and intricacy of what these colonies create leaves one awestruck. We are left to wonder not only how, but why? Kahlil Gibran has always been one of my favorites, btw. Thank you for this very interested read, Pras.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Ruby. I hope this hub useful for you and we can learn from this animal. Thank you very much. ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Sally's Trove. Welcome back to this hub. I am glad you love to spent your time to read this information. I had never knew about "Journey to the Ants", which was written by Bert Holldobler and Edwin O. Wilson. But I believe this was a great book about ants. I can't wait to read this book soon. Thanks for share a little about this book. Have a good day!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, thelyricwriter for your appreciation about this information. They are great animal in big colony. With good cooperation, they can create such of this things. Cheers..

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Genna East. Thank you so much for coming and share your thought about this topic. I am glad you love Kahlil Gibran too. Take care!

Peace, prasetio


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Alladream74 5 years ago from Oakland, California

An amazing video. Nature always fascinates me with its organisational capabilities.


Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi praseito

Amazing! The ants show us that we can accomplish anything through determination and working together.

I wonder how long it took the ants to build the world's largest colony.

Voted up, up and away.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

How interesting - some ants can get along, some cannot. There is so much we do not know about nature but we can learn so much if we stop destroying everything we touch. Everything has a purpose.

Thanks for the links too.

Rate up of course. Yay!


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

So interesting! Currently I have one of those nests under my house. Again. Will have to call pest control. Again. What we have here is a little white termite, eating rotten material. I remember when they built my house 7 years ago they'd used all kinds of rubbish as a filling. Including wood, I believe. But perhaps the queen is not in the foundation, but elsewhere. Must be. Thanks for the info, prasetio. Voted up and brilliant.


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Sandyspider 5 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

That is amazing and creepy at the same time. Very interesting too.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Alladream74. I hope you enjoy this information. ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Sueswan. Thank you very much and share your thought about this topic. I also have the same question like you before. It's like a miracle about the small animal can do such of this things. I love your "VOTE". God bless you!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, BkCreative. I am so happy to see you again and your nice comment about this animal. But I agree with you about care with nature and try to stop destroying everything we touch. This was great idea and we must share to the world. Cheers..... ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My lovely friend, MartieCoetser. Thanks for coming and share your experience with little white termite. I have the same experience with you when this animal destroy all wood in my house. Pest control is a good way to overcome this problem before my house broken. Cheers...

Peace, prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, Sandyspider. I hope this hub useful for us. Thank you very much for coming. Take care!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago

Prasetio, Marvelous hub! Absoutely fascinating! What unity they have... The Word of God tells us we can learn much from the ant "Go to the ant you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provision in the summer amd gathers its food at harvest" Proverbs 6.

Thank up or sharing another one of your incredible hubs!

In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU!


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

What an amazing house these industrious insects have created. The soldier ants are a formidable sight marching, river-like, through the jungle. Most people are fascinated by them and once again you have found an interesting topic to entertain us with. Cheers buddy.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, DeBorrah K.Ogans. Thanks for coming and leave your spiritual comment. Only God can make this one by the ants as His messenger. I hope we can learn something useful from this information...amen. God bless you too.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, attemptedhumour. Good to see you again and I know how you give your big appreciation to this small creatures. Together we can achieve something, that's what we learn from this video and how the ants built such of this structure. Thank you very much. Take care.

Love and peace,


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, pras, they are clever little things, aren't they? I recently saw a tv program about them, and it amazed me, to think scientists put them together to see if they got on, and realised that some did and some didn't was fascinating, interesting stuff! rated up! cheers nell


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia

Wow - and I thought we had some big ant hills! This is a fascinating hub. Voted up!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Nell. Your comment really helpful and I am glad to know that you had watched this on your Television. I agree with you about ants as one of smart animal. Thank you very much for share your VOTE. I really impressed with this. Take care!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Habee. Nice to see you again. I hope you enjoy this information. Thank you very much for coming. Cheers....


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Wow! The pictures and video were something! I remember seeing (obviously a small colony) an art piece made out of the works of an ant colony. A different material was used in place of concrete and it was absolutely stunning. Ever since when I see evidence of ants, I think of the beauty below ground. Thanks for this wonderful hub Prasetio. Ratings up!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Peggy for coming and share your appreciation about this topic. I have the same idea about these small creatures which can made a complicated structure like this one. This was so beautiful construction has been done by this animal. Your vote really appreciated. Take care!

Prasetio


deepthiganesh 5 years ago

Really Great and informative article about ants. It is surprising to know that ants won't fight for food. Thank you prasetio30.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, deepthiganesh. Thanks for coming and share your thought about this topic. I hope this information useful for us. Cheers... ~prasetio


Ayush 3 years ago

What I've always weroendd about painting ants either to identify individuals as in this video, or to do population measurements etc. is how much effect the process has on the ants' own recognition of one another as well as their physiology. While the visual change is probably not very significant in recognition, at least in most species, most paints have a distinct smell to the human nose, and to chemically communicating animals this seems like an more important modification. I have personally observed ants marked with fluorescent paint being aggressively repelled and attacked by nestmates upon attempting to reenter the nest. Also, what effect might a drop of paint have on sensory ability, cuticular flexibility, moisture retention, temperature regulation, etc.?


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CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

Wow that is cool! Where were the ants though? I wouldn't want to be in that giant ant cavity if they were marching back from lunch! LOL Great job!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks,CraftytotheCore for wonderful comment. Take care and have a good day.

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