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Video from the Science Channel’s, Ants! Nature’s Secret Power. Here Leafcutter ants have constructed a subterranean nest, roughly 538 sq. ft across, with tunnels for shortest circulation routes, clean air intake, and carbon dioxide ventilation into chimneys reaching above the surface. Scientists filled the tunnels for three days with concrete, using 10 tons of concrete, which was then excavated a month later to reveal the entire subterranean megalopolis.

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Categories: Biomimetics

Author:jonbailey

studying: architecture design

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