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Ants create a lifeboat in the Amazon jungle - BBC wildlife

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A flood hits a fire ant colony in the Amazon jungle. An amazing chance to see footage on how the species has adapted to water to protect their queen. From the BBC.

Valentin Abgottspon Shared on Google+ · 3 weeks ago
Natur FTW! Diese Ameisen machen ein Schwimmboot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A042J0IDQK4
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What happens if they run into another colony floating on the river?
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Fire ant colony vs one black ant
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Nima Akbarpour Shared on Google+ · 8 months ago
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برو بابا تو هم جواب هیچ پیامیو نمیدی ااااه
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Darn nature, you are frightening
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شاهد’  كيف تصنع النمل السفن وتبحر في اعماق الامازون ببوصلة الاصرار لتصل الى الضفة التي تريد !
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J Santiago Shared on Google+ · 1 month ago (edited)
Fire ants create a lifeboat in the Amazon jungle This incredible video from the BBC of Amazonian fire ants forming a living raft to protect their queen and her larvae. The rain forest floor is covered in several inches of water from a flood, which you might think would extinguish this ant colony. By linking their legs, the ants form a living raft and carry the colony, including the queen and her eggs and larvae, to safer ground. The ants are relatively helpless while floating on the water; they are at the mercy of fish who calmly pluck a few from the bunch.But when they finally reach dry ground again, they simply dry themselves off and start hunting for a new home.
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Ants are truly amazing creatures.
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Herry Triyono Shared on Google+ · 7 months ago
Kerjasama sekoloni semut api. 》》Ants create a lifeboat in the Amazon jungle - BB…: http://youtu.be/A042J0IDQK4
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0:40 it looks like a floating Krabby Patty
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Wow they protect their queen
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They are so AWESOME why would ANYONE pour molten aluminum down their anthills.
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Humans-may kil animals to live,but plants trees,plants etc,helping mother nature Ants-kills other insects to survive and do nothing but eat plants,tress etc,
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+Gerry Ninjaman we don't need to kill animals, nobody likes to buy them, they are packed with GNOs (even if it says it is organic), they are violently treated, and any vitamins they contain could be found in plants. I did research.
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I have shared a similar video before. I find ants quite amazing. What an organization! Ants create a lifeboat in the Amazon jungle - BBC wildlife
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If anteaters ever learn to swim
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Hell yeah go fish! Eat those hellish monsters of nature.
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I laughed so hard at this!
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wuld've been funny if a group of them decided to troll and let go and ruin the raft lol
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Fishes be like; "omg, jackpot!"
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ربنا ما خلقت هذا باطلاً سبحانك فقنا عذاب النار.اللهم آمين
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Pint of Science US Shared on Google+ · 1 year ago
In answer to last night's question to @sjmgarnier (thanks @luddyka): do ants drown? http://ow.ly/uKNKQ
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Yeah , nature just tricks us ,,, these boat and water floating thing is so fake.... These ants just have the time of their liFe , they all do the Gangbang orgie ..dont you see how tired the queen is at the end?
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Leingingen versus the ants...
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Moving of America Shared on Google+ · 1 year ago
Talk about moving...
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Millions of ants, acting as one
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We humans could learn much from the rest of the animal kingdom.
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شاهد فيلم التايتنك مع النمل الناري ولاحظ كيف يستطيع تكوين قارب نجاة لعبور النهر دون ان تغرق نملة واحدة !  Ants create a lifeboat in the Amazon jungle - BBC wildlife
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Where's a drop of soap when ya need it?
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any1 know, where i can watch the full film?
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Pallavi Singh Shared on Google+ · 1 year ago
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سبحان الله , مخلوقات متماكسة أكثر من البشر الأغبياء , ريتنا نتعلم من النمل 
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e eu achando que a minha vida tava complicada! 
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Ants create a lifeboat in the Amazon jungle - BBC wildlife Using Army Ants in the Amazon, are efective, and cheap as an "assasin's, favorite option in those areas of the world. And you only have to feed them on thing, your enemies!
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Why is the queen so useless?
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+TOMcatSUD lol this thread is still going on.  Specifically, I meant the last part where they have to pull her ashore.  She's not even trying.  That one worker looks like he's going to tear her head off. 
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+dunetiger  yea LOL  thats crazy. 
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The ants then decided to form a plane to fly to their final destination.
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José M Blanco Shared on Google+ · 1 year ago
Increíble grupo de hormigas nadando y transportando huevos, pupas…
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Omar Slimati Shared on Google+ · 1 year ago
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人文 Shared on Google+ · 1 year ago
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Soo.. Queens are like SUPER HOOKERS? (1 Female to mass produce babies)
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Wisnu Purna Adhitya Shared on Google+ · 2 years ago
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Dustin Engstrom Shared on Google+ · 1 year ago
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I know that english accent belongs 2 its dr. Hollingsworth from nature break on shut up cartoons
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Imagine that when you're diving then you rise up and that lifeboat is on your head.....
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It felt like they are crawling on me to tgttcbhsfohrfhyvhyr
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i dont want to see ants, period. your just trying to defend that your whatever is better by using ants.
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Haha I'm joking with you dude =] I never see ants doing this shit in my life. But we have to admit that is indeed pretty awesome.
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did any of you guys hear the man say carefully guiding the queen to saftey the ant in front bit her face
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I'd hate to be the guy on the bottom...
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For a funny reason, the raft reminds me of a scene from Pirates of the Caribbean, where Jack finds the Pearl stranded on land, and fails to pull it. Then a huge army of grey stony crabs appears and moves the ship like a sledge or a raft over the land. Eventually they carry it to sea, and return to their master, Calypso the Witch-Doctor.
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lol now ants are on my laptop so annoying
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they always add in a constant crunching backround noise when they show the ants, as if ants really make that fucking noise. ants dont make any noise. go onto your driveway, find an ant hill, put your ear close to it and listen.
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what show is this from specifically?
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You might not want to use your hand to press them down xP But don't press 'em. Shall I press down on YOUR boat? :)
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2:33 "carefully guiding their queen" while an ant bites the queens face.
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I would hate to be the one on the bottom.
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Fire ants = The definition of teamwor
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carefully biting the queen in the face. 2:44
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They were totally biting their "queen" when "guiding her to safety."
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So when did they first come to water and sat there, and suddenly one said "Hey guys! I gotta idee"?
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Nowadays they shoot nature footage in the studio. Not saying it happend here, but it happens.
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2:30 lol "I can feel I'm still wet... I can't reach, help!"
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Ants are such intelligent creatures. Scary looking though but intelligent
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only here in brazil you american fuckers only can see mcdonalds and shit and not the real nature hahaha
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All these antlings make me wonder were all the overlords are
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"Carefully guiding there queen to safty" BULL SH*T! that one ant is gonna rip her head off!!!
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سبحان الخالق القادر علي كل شيء
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This is how multicellular organisms like us appeared. Thousands of dumb individual cells in cooperation became smartest of all.
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Ant Navy. Because fuck you river!
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Am I the only one who wants to press all the ants in the water?
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