There are times when we may see something and it changes our perspective in a way that will never be unchanged. As an example, we may see the hidden meanings behind logos that we had never seen before. That type of knowledge is not necessarily going to cause us anxiety but when you learn about some of the stranger things in this world, it can cause you to lose sleep at night.
Some people are squeamish about being around insects and other people aren’t. When you see this viral video of legionary ants attacking a wasp nest, however, it may make you look away out of fear.
This video is straight out of a nightmare but it is no dream, it is reality. It was shared by twitter user Fransisco Boni and in a very short amount of time, it went viral. His caption reads: “Impressive the level of swarm intelligence and collective computation to form that bridge.”
“The wasps usually escape and the ants do not leave until they’ve completely looted the honeycomb, carrying pupae, larvae, and eggs, as well as some adults who did not manage to escape.”
The reason why the ants build a bridge instead of just walking over to the nest is that they aren’t able to walk upside down easily. Boni explains: “Bridge formation could also more be more effective for looting and carrying loads if it provides separate lanes that allow for more efficient traveling in either direction, eliminating congestion.”
You can watch this video of the attack if you dare:
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. pic.twitter.com/StvDkmv8x8
— Francisco Boni (@boni_bo) August 5, 2018
You might even be concerned with the fact that ants can even build a bridge across water.
The video has received almost 1 million views. It is not only the videos but even the reactions deserve watching:
— אדם (@TheRealDonLobo) August 7, 2018
I’m both fascinated and horrified at the same time! https://t.co/7BOlN3LEEW
— Miss.Brightside (@RadiantIdania) August 6, 2018
@radiateandfade – I’ve seen this domestic terrorism first hand. Last summer, I had to battle ruthless ants invading my kitchen. The cat food bowls went in the middle of a water filled baking dish to ward off any potential intruders. I come home to see the ant chain across the water into the food.