A sophisticated underground ant city was found buried beneath the earth in Brazil. This is one of the biggest ant colonies in the world. But it is still not sure why these ants left this city.
In total, these Leafcutter ants excavated around 40 tonnes of soil to create the labyrinth, revealed the Nature’s Secret Power documentary, also featuring Dr Bert Hölldobler from the Arizona State University.
There are scores of highways connecting the main chambers and, there are side roads too. From there, paths branch out to the many rubbish pits and fungus gardens, which are grown from the vegetation collected by the workers.
These can produce similar colonies in a space the size of an acorn, have created such societies – all governed by a queen – all over the Americas.