The Secret Society of an Ant Superorganism ~ Insect Documentary

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Ants are everywhere - they thrive in forests, fields, deserts, and cities all over earth. But what is the secret behind their success? Like humans, ants are social. They live and work together in highly organized societies called colonies. In fact, most ant colonies are so united toward the common purposes of survival, growth, and reproduction that they behave like a single organism, or a “superorganism.”

Enter the secret world of one of the most perfect societies on Earth to see how millions of simple creatures form a collective brain, make decisions, move as a single being and attack as one.

Just as an individual ant has different body parts that fit and work together, an ant superorganism has multiple colony members that cooperate to accomplish extraordinary feats. This social behavior gives ants a major advantage over solitary insects and other animals. Let’s take a sneak peek inside the secret society of an ant superorganism.