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Old 11-04-2019, 03:00 PM   #1
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https://globalnews.ca/news/6124108/c...bunker-poland/

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This is a tale of two wood ant colonies: one ruled by a queen, the other ruled by cannibalistic hunger.


The first ant colony formed around its queen, who came to settle in the ventilation pipe of an abandoned Soviet-era nuclear bunker in Poland. The wood ants built a large colony in this ventilation pipe, and the colony’s workers would often venture up to the surface world to gather food.

But the workers didn’t always make it safely through the pipe. Sometimes they would slip and fall down into the cold, dark and empty bunker below. Some of the ants would die from the impact. Others — perhaps as many as one million — would survive.

These fallen worker ants became a second “colony” living on the bunker floor, where they survived for years without light or a source of food — except for the steady stream of workers falling down the hole each day.
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Nature is a pure nightmare.
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Isn't this the actual plot to H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine". Worker ants living underground surviving off cannibalising the upper class, who get to live above?
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Isn't this the actual plot to H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine". Worker ants living underground surviving off cannibalising the upper class, who get to live above?
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I didn't know much about cicadas before I moved here. But how creepy is a brood of large insects that disappears underground only to resurface exactly every 17 years in large, and very loud numbers?
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