See How Army Ants Can Build Bridges

Published 16 Mar 2018, 17:52 GMT
See How Ants Build Bridges in Mid-Air With Just Their Bodies

It is estimated that there are around ten thousand trillion ants in the world and that their combined weight would be roughly equal to the total weight of humans in the world. 

Army ants have complex social behaviours that require co-operation and result in some remarkable feats. 

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