Ant Hurricane

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+47 1. Spinter commented 12 years ago

More like ant Black Hole!
Now imagine that you are tiny and in the middle of that thing. *shudders*
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+15 2. soultanos commented 12 years ago

what the heck was that...? :O
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+26 3. Swany commented 12 years ago

All you need now is a kettle of boiling water! :D
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+6 4. fjwjr commented 12 years ago

We're tracking a hurricane that is over the Greater Antilles and will be moving up the Eastern US and will be over Adamant, Vermont by tomorrow...........
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+1 5. huldu commented 12 years ago

Why and what was that?
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+61 6. Urmensch commented 12 years ago

It's an ant death spiral. It only occurs in army ants and they get confused following the scent of the leader. They will keep turning until they die of exhaustion.
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+23 7. Fayfoot commented 12 years ago

it must be a hell of a snickers bar!
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+8 8. 95731 commented 12 years ago

i really want to get a giant glass jar and put it over them
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-6 9. Usdevildoggmc commented 12 years ago

NO no no it's a Micro black hole... the ants that were going along it's path were getting sucked up into it's gravity.. put some bbs around it and they will go around it too...

ok JK but this is fuckin awesome I wish I knew why they did this

There must be a milky way chocolate that they are eating in the center and they are celebrating....
Get it....milky way galaxy.....chocolate... 8-)
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+3 10. deenajs commented 12 years ago

that gives me the creeps! 8-)
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+7 11. dragonon commented 12 years ago

Put some salt... or onion... and there you have solved ( disrupted) their "confused scent" thing!!!
Because ants don't like to walk on salt...!

Another use of salt...www.saltinstitute.org
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+4 12. OnetimeX commented 12 years ago

Where's a hungry ant-eater when you need one?? >:) >:) >:)
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+2 13. ImmortalKnight commented 12 years ago

#6 is the scent thing really true? amazing..
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+6 14. irishgek commented 12 years ago

More like muslim ants at there version of meca
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+2 15. Teqskater commented 12 years ago

#6 am i happy that we are a little bit smarter then those things >:)
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+2 16. iShine commented 12 years ago

alien ant farm!!!
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0 17. Johner commented 12 years ago

don't know why but I feel like I need a lighter and a flammable spray for some fun.
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+3 18. svabo666 commented 12 years ago

wtf?! ::(|)
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+1 19. Baboon commented 12 years ago

THE ONE IN THE MIDDLE MUST BE DIZZY
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+1 20. c2quad commented 12 years ago

Strange .....First time i saw that kind of thing
Did someone heared about it in Weather reports ??
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+3 21. enigmatic-robot commented 12 years ago

Looks like a political riot to me
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0 22. hedlik commented 12 years ago

ant huricane looking for a piss to be banished ;)
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+2 23. etplayer commented 12 years ago

I dunno about the rest of you, but all I can think of as I look at this is that its never been a better time for a can of hair spray and a lighter...
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-1 24. eNdEmiOn06463 commented 12 years ago

Must be a warning that we shouldn't fuck up our planet.
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+1 25. D-Pen commented 12 years ago

I wanna piss on it but Im afraid it would swim on its way back to the stream.
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+4 26. Nissespand commented 12 years ago

Look up Ant Mill on wiki. Not so much info though...
And please someone! go and be a biologist, i really need to know more about these ant mills!
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+5 27. c0mmanderKeen commented 12 years ago

#26 Ok being a biologist I will try to provide however basically wikipedia said it all...

As you probably know, ants have extremely poor sight and navigate by pheromones (scent) of their fellow ants, usually forming roads and routes from food sources to the nest. There are, however, ant species which are nomadic in nature and do not build nest, in laymans terms, army ants. These ants can form gigantic torrents of ant bodies all following special scout ants to find a safe path (these army ants, e.g african driver ants, are very interesting in their own right if you wanna google em).

sooo in this case these poor formicidae lost track of the swarm and lost the pheromone trail. not knowing where to go, the front ones stopped, getting overtaken by the ones behind them and then following THEIR pheromone trail. this can repeat many times, forming a circular motion causing each ant to follow the one in front until they die.
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-4 28. Dubsteppah commented 12 years ago

makes me feel so sick
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-1 29. deniedhost commented 12 years ago

is election day...
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-1 30. richardleed commented 11 years ago

Is it calm and peaceful at the eye?