A footage has gone viral on the internet which shows millions of ants trying to obliterate a wasp’s nest. This explains the nature of ants when intimidated. The footage was uploaded on Twitter by the user Francisco Boni. He wrote in the caption:
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.
Indeed, those ants in the video are legionary ants. This gets its semblance from the superheroes marvel movies. The ant man is one character which comes to mind after looking at the spirit of these ants in the footage. The video has racked up around 0.7 million views and around 0.023 million likes and around 0.001 million retweets.
The video was further explained to give an anticipation about the nature of the ants. When an attack of this nature happens, the wasps escape. The ants take all the eggs, larvae, honey and some wasps who aren’t able to escape amidst the chaos.
The formation of the ants is amazing and it surely depicts the teamwork. The wasps must never have faced such a wrath during their lifetime. This bridge formation can even happen across the water.
Bridge formation could also more be more effective for looting and carrying loads if it provides separate lanes that allow for more efficient travelling in either direction, eliminating congestion, writes boni_bo on Twitter
These ants are smart enough to follow lane principles. Ants who are headed back to the colony use the centre lanes, with the looted material.