7 Unbelievably Hardcore Ants

The ant world is an incredible, dangerous, and downright bizarre place. Some ants, though, are a lot cooler and more resourceful than you might give them credit for.

Hosted by: Michael Aranda

Special thanks to Dr. Adrian Smith of https://www.youtube.com/antlab for giving us special permission to highlight his video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heuYzC12etg) in #1.

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Sources:

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/08/magazine/crazy-ants.html
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Images/Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heuYzC12etg
https://www.videoblocks.com/video/ants-marching-through-a-path-in-an-urban-sidewalk-4dks0ymilikvsnt8f
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Odontomachus_monticola.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lw3-kCBx50
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tawny_crazy_ant_(Nylanderia_fulva)_female_worker.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKg2T9lh7kI
https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/167894.php
https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/167894.php
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Camponotus_saundersi_casent0179025_profile_1.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Polyergus_lucidus_returning_from_raid_on_Formica_incerta.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Paraponera_clavata_MHNT.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Paraponera_scaled.png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Atta_cephalotes-pjt.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRx9Oec_8NM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HoneyAnt.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Honey_Ants_(7344580116).jpg

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