When you think about insects, what comes to mind? Ants that risk their lives in order to save their comrades? I think not! These miraculous creatures, the “Desert Harvester” ant, are roaming all over the Mojave desert rescuing fellow aunts from the grasps of hungry spiders.
Scientist Suspect A Chemical Distress Signal, Put Out By The Trapped Ants, Enables These Brave Ants to Ignore The Empty Webs.
The ants not only rescue each other, they also destroy the rest of the silk tombs by ripping them to shreds. This type of behavior is very rare, only chimpanzees and mountain gorillas are known to destroy traps by taking apart poacher snares.
This Particular Group Of Ants, See’s A Buddy In Distress And Waste No Time Doing Everything They Can To Free Him.
In Some Cases, The Rescue Missions Become Suicide Missions. Up To 6% Of The Rescuers Get Stuck, Becoming Dinner For The Spider.
Watch closely, as this group of ants ferociously pulls and tears at the silk web until finally their fellow insect is freed from the would-be grave. While you can’t exactly ask the ant how it feels to be alive, I’m sure he’s thrilled.
The Ants Won’t Take No For An Answer. It Can Take Them Hours Just To Free One Comrade.
Some scientist believe this may be genetic, suggestions have been made that they know everybody is vital for the colony to succeed.
Its Hard To Believe That They’re Are Able To Maneuver The Sticky Web At All, Without Getting Stuck Themselves.
Only A Select Few Species Of Animals Are Known To Actually Risk Their Lives For Each Others Well Being, Apes And Dolphins Are Among Those Few.
Who would have thought, the ants we often consider “pesky pests” are actually brave soldiers, earning Purple Hearts in the ant world. I defiantly would have never guessed, out of all creatures, ants have the wherewithal to accomplish such an extraordinary task.
After Freeing Their Friend, For Two Hours, The Ants Worked As A Team, Destroying The Web, Saving Any Future Victims.
When it goes right, this is like the best scary movie ever. You’re trapped, the serial killer is just toying with you, taking his sweet time before torturing you. Out of nowhere, a swarm of your friends and family appear, rip your restraints off, freeing you before its too late. Just to make it better, they flood the killer’s basement that he uses to hold captives and slash his tires.
This Is Not The Only Amazing Things Ants Are Known For, They Also Carry Their Fallen Soldiers Away From Danger And Burry Their Dead.
Thats right, they rescue their friends and family from the clutches of hungry spiders. They carry fallen soldiers to safety and give the dead proper burials. The Ant, might just be my new favorite animal.
These Ants Can Teach Us a Thing Or Two About Working Together And Being There For Our Fellow Human.
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Source: The Dodo