THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
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What was the world's largest ant colony?
Back in 2002, Swiss, French and Danish scientist
discovered the largest cooperative unit of ants ever recorded in history.
The ant colony is 3,600 miles long, stretching from
the Italian Riviera to northwest Spain. Billions of Argentine ants call this
colony home. The most unique part about this colony of ants is that there is
more than one nest with different queens all working together and not fighting
like other nests would normally do.
Richard D. Fell an entomologist at Virginia
Polytechnic Institute stated that Argentine has been known to form large
colonies but none as large as this find.
"It may be that certain ant colonies will bud off,
form satellites and remain connected with one main colony," suggested Fell.
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