Saturday, September 3, 2016

"Bizarre ant colony discovered in an abandoned Polish nuclear weapons bunker"


Because conditions in the bunker are so harsh, constantly cold, and mostly barren, the ants seem to live in a state of near-starvation. They produce no queens, no males, and no offspring. The massive group tending the nest is entirely composed of non-reproductive female workers, supplemented every year by a new rain of unfortunate ants falling down the ventilation shaft.


if a queen ant fell down the pipe, she might join this colony and start reproducing.