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Holy Ant Hill Batman.....
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Posted on 04/08/2012 7:54:27 AM PDT by Doogle

You know those ants outside between that crack in the concrete sidewalk.........got 10 tons of cement?

http://www.dump.com/biggestant/


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Gardening; Hobbies; Science
KEYWORDS: ants

"...dimmit, got me scratchin like a runninnoselongearedbonedigger"

1 posted on 04/08/2012 7:54:30 AM PDT by Doogle
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To: Doogle

http://www.dump.com/biggestant/


2 posted on 04/08/2012 7:55:03 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Chode

ping


3 posted on 04/08/2012 7:56:35 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Doogle
holy sh!t is more like it...
4 posted on 04/08/2012 8:03:54 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Doogle
"everything looks like it has been designed by an architect, a single mind. But of course that isn't true"

Then later

"It is truly , a wonder of the world"

Rom 1:25 They exchanged God's truth for a lie and worshipped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

5 posted on 04/08/2012 8:14:15 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Doogle

Reminds me of a Woody Allan line, “It’s a model socialist community, it’s based on an ant farm.”


6 posted on 04/08/2012 8:15:55 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: Doogle; Chode
That is awesome, and amazing..thanks for posting...

In some way, it sort of forces us to rethink the definition of "intelligence"..it's almost like in computer science..what I think they call "distributed processing"..each ants' miniscule brain linked together..the collective whole is somehow far more powerful.

BTW..do you happen to know where in Africa that was, and what species of ant? Other species, like the army ants..have evolved a totally different, yet equally successful, model..the army ants swarm through the jungle, eating everything they encounter..they stay in one spot for a few days..the form a "living nest"...they all link thir limbs together...and then, when the surrounding food source is all eaten..they swarm to another location..almost the exact opposite of the ants in the video..

7 posted on 04/08/2012 8:18:13 AM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: Doogle

Fascinating. It looks like an alien city, which in a way it is.


8 posted on 04/08/2012 8:18:33 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Doogle
Pompeii wasn’t enough….Now they pick on the Ants!!
I bet someone here can name the Architect…
9 posted on 04/08/2012 8:21:12 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: ken5050

no idea where it was...in another 500 years the ants may have street names posted....*LOL*...(not being nasty)..it just hit me. Finding stuff at dump.com after receiving it in an email is troublesome.


10 posted on 04/08/2012 8:22:52 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: ken5050
makes you wonder if there really is some sort of ESP going on in the collective mind
11 posted on 04/08/2012 8:30:13 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Ants do use pheromones for communication ,but the thought of telepathy is appealing ,isn’t it!


12 posted on 04/08/2012 8:37:07 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Chode

There isn’t a “collective will” and probably not a collective mind. Every colony is run by a queen ant and her warrior caste enforcers.


13 posted on 04/08/2012 8:37:24 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: moose07
it does make you wonder...
14 posted on 04/08/2012 8:43:13 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: moose07

ants are tiny, but those ear phones......


15 posted on 04/08/2012 8:43:54 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: ecomcon

BUMP!


16 posted on 04/08/2012 8:45:10 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SunkenCiv

ggg (sort of) ping — this absolutely amazing.

Interestingly, it is a literal sunken civilization.


17 posted on 04/08/2012 8:47:37 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Durus

>>Every colony is run by a queen ant and her warrior caste enforcers.

Sounds familiar. Like the current administration in the U.S.S. of America.


18 posted on 04/08/2012 8:48:40 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Durus
true, but she/they don't coordinate exactly where what gets done and when...

what makes a single ant start a new chamber or tunnel and why do other ants start to help that one instead of starting their own chamber/tunnel?

19 posted on 04/08/2012 8:48:50 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Doogle

Oh My Gosh is all I can muster after watching the video!


20 posted on 04/08/2012 8:49:58 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Durus
Good chance that Amdro FireStrike Fire Ant Bait would kill the queen ant.

I've accidental killed a couple of Red Ant colonies while battling Fire Ants.
*Gotta save the Red Ants for the Texas Horny Toad.

22 posted on 04/08/2012 8:55:23 AM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: Doogle
wouldn't surprise me one bit...
23 posted on 04/08/2012 8:56:17 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

The only thing I can really add to this concept is, some years ago whilst bored and waiting for something else to happen, managed to totally mess up the progress of a leaf cutter colony by erasing with my boot the pheromone trails on the ground. Ants and bits of tree everywhere. No telepathic links solved that one. Shame really.
My thinking is, the use of a central controlling program that all ants contain, but is supervised by the needs of the colony and queen. (personal concept ,not science)


24 posted on 04/08/2012 8:59:18 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Doogle

Ear phones......Haa Haa..*snort*


25 posted on 04/08/2012 9:01:40 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Doogle

Remember that ants have been around for an estimated 110 to 130 million years. More than 12,500 out of an estimated total of 22,000 species have been classified.

Ants have, over time, developed incredibly complex abilities, everything from using agriculture to grow food fungus, to ranching of aphids. Some ants raid other ant colonies to steal their eggs, which they raise as slaves.

Some ants, when flooded, cluster together in apple sized balls that float, with a slow rotation to give those at the bottom time on the top to breathe at intervals.

There are specialized fungi that attack ants and take control of their brains. The other ants can tell that an ant is infected, so will carry them far outside of their territory, lest the fungus spread to the entire colony.

Warning: David Attenborough horror movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuKjBIBBAL8


26 posted on 04/08/2012 9:18:07 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: Chode

while station over there,(thailand) I happen upon a fire ant town one night while watering a tree......next thing I knew I was doing a Gypsy Rose Lee while running to get to a hose...then had to drive to base to get dry cloths and dressed...and I didn’t care who I ran into while in my BVD’s...they hurt like ell!


27 posted on 04/08/2012 9:26:27 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Doogle
ouch!!!
28 posted on 04/08/2012 9:38:19 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Doogle
I hope PETA doesn't see this.

:o)

29 posted on 04/08/2012 9:43:15 AM PDT by mykroar (Please be aware any /sarc tag is for the lurkers, not the Freepers.)
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To: moose07

30 posted on 04/08/2012 9:54:02 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: lowbridge

Mystery solved!! “Picture has been automatically archived and may reappear at some random date”. :)


31 posted on 04/08/2012 10:02:37 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: moose07

“I bet someone here can name the Architect…”

I think it was Ant. E. Mologist.


32 posted on 04/08/2012 11:00:32 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SgtHooper
PhotobucketLOL+
33 posted on 04/08/2012 11:10:38 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Doogle

Bump for later


34 posted on 04/08/2012 11:33:44 AM PDT by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: Doogle

Love the ant hill video, but I like the site itself even better. I wound up just hitting the ‘random video’ key over and over again. Tons of interesting stuff there.


35 posted on 04/08/2012 2:13:07 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: hattend

me bump for later too!


36 posted on 04/09/2012 6:38:17 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...but I love the United States of America.)
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To: freedumb2003

:’) Thanks freedumb2003.


37 posted on 04/09/2012 8:39:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Doogle

>>in another 500 years the ants may have street names posted.<<

And even in the ant world, any street named MLK will be filled with prostitutes, pimps and gangs.


38 posted on 04/09/2012 8:49:13 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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