Eciton Army Ants - The full colony passes by our house

This was a visit by the entire colony of Eciton army ants (Eciton burchellii) to our property in Costa Rica. We got extremely lucky they didn't actually enter the house! This video shows the shear number of ants you will see with some near super fast motion video. I also must warn you, I included clips of them eating a grasshopper which some people might find a bit repulsive. Enjoy

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+1 1. Dennyboy commented 1 year ago

I'm itching all over now..:(
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+2 2. Natan_el_Tigre commented 1 year ago

Thanks for the nightmare fuel, Thunders! :P
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+1 3. thundersnow commented 1 year ago

#2 nightmares are made of different stuff.
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+1 4. Judge-Jake commented 1 year ago

Well it is to be thankful that we don't live in Costa Rica. I guess the grasshopper was like stopping of at Mackies on the way to the cinema. Notice how they tried to scarper with the last bits when they heard the police siren. :D
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0 5. thundersnow commented 1 year ago

#4 In all seriousness, thankful I don't live any more south than I do. Like it with less critters and nice distinct four seasons. :)
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0 6. huldu commented 1 year ago

I find it extremely impressive how evenly spread out the soldier ants are. It's like they know exactly where to be in the line.
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+2 7. erzug commented 1 year ago

Reminds me of a 1954 movie with Charleton Heston called "The Naked Jungle".
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+2 8. cameramaster commented 1 year ago

Amazing what the Hive mind is capable off.
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0 9. Scutterbucket commented 1 year ago

A few gallons of boiling water should sort the little basterds.>:)