It is said that it takes a village to get things done, but what if that village is full of ants and what they are building is a bridge? If it sounds too good to be true, think again. A man videotaped incredible footage showing millions of ants building a huge bridge in unison so that they could attack a wasp’s nest! The video has gone viral, and you will soon learn why.
A man named Francisco Boni shared this status update on Twitter about the video, “Attack of legionary ants (also known as army ants or marabunta) to a wasp honeycomb. Impressive the level of swarm intelligence and collective computation to form that bridge.”
When ants decide to attack a wasp’s nest in this way, the wasps will try to escape. The ants refuse to leave until they attack everything: the honeycomb, larvae, eggs, carrying pupae, and even some adult wasps that did not get out in time. The ants can even build an ant bridge across water.
The bridge formation allows the ants to loot the nest, use the center lane to get back to their own colony, while the edges are full of out bands of ants.
You’ve got to see this amazing act of ants coming together for a common goal. This video is just incredible!