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The largest colony of ants was found in Spain

A super colony of ants was found in Spain. The length of the ant hill is 3.6 miles. Billions of ants live in this colony in millions of little holes that are all connected with each other. This is the biggest corporate unit that has ever been registered by scientists.

Research has shown that the ants of the colony resemble each other genetically. This allows the colony to develop a lot faster than usual, which would not happen due to natural selection.

It is well known that the ants of Argentina sometimes live in huge groups, but this tremendous colony is Spain is one of a kind. European scientists said that they had also found a smaller colony that which was also very large in Catalonia. When the ants of those two super colonies were put together, they were fought each other to death, whereas the ants from different holes of one and the same colony never showed any aggression against each other.

Dmitry Chirkin PRAVDA.Ru

Translated by Dmitry Sudakov

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