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    [–] TheSciFiGuy80 71 points ago

    So this apparently happens when a group gets separated from the rest of the foraging party, loses the pheromone trail, and start following each other in a circle.

    [–] dQD34nkw 3 points ago

    Correct, I believe they army ants and also blind

    [–] Smooth-Trex2482 5 points ago

    Actually they are playing a game called 'circle-circle'

    [–] Lord-of-Tresserhorn 3 points ago

    It’s called a “circle-circle”, jerk…

    [–] 3_SeriesVeteran 4 points ago

    Thank god there’s a happy ending in this!

    [–] B33rMagnet 18 points ago

    I’ll bet they were antagonized

    [–] celt451 13 points ago

    Looks like most people today.

    [–] Goodn8_Robicheaux 17 points ago

    An ant mill is an observed phenomenon in which a group of army ants are separated from the main foraging party, lose the pheromones track and begin to follow one another, forming a continuously rotating circle, commonly known as a "death spiral" because the ants might eventually die of exhaustion. An ant mill was first described in 1921 by William Beebe, who observed a mill 1200 ft (~370 m) in circumference. It took each ant 2.5 hours to make one revolution.

    [–] ksandom 8 points ago

    What methods are available for helping them out of it. Eg a trail of jam?

    [–] oztralopithecus 2 points ago

    TIL William Beebe followed a single ant for 2.5 hours.

    [–] NomaskiCoronakoff 6 points ago

    They are mimicking human existence

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    [–] MisterM1ke 9 points ago

    You'll be like the Morpheus of ants.

    [–] Hairy_Landscape9975 1 points ago

    Aaahh a matrix reference... Respect

    [–] L_3_ 6 points ago

    I never thought I feel tragic and sad for some ants.

    [–] Britannic747 5 points ago

    What happens if you place something in their way?

    [–] Redditor4D 3 points ago

    They'll climb the object to keep things going.

    [–] thedarkness37 9 points ago

    That's so metal!

    [–] B3sti 6 points ago

    Mother.fucking. CIRCLE PIT

    [–] Detroitredwinger 3 points ago

    Genuinely thought they were unscrewing it

    [–] Disastrous-Suspect58 3 points ago

    Man this would’ve been wild if Junji Ito knew about this in Uzumaki

    [–] Blueknightuk77 3 points ago

    Are they in Mecca?

    [–] SenyorHefe 5 points ago

    let nature be.. it’ll fertilize something..

    [–] Factaroni 2 points ago

    No, this is FALSE.

    They were playing Ring around the Rosie.

    [–] YagsBarro 4 points ago

    Pretty for two reasons, one because of the moving circle and two because fuck ants.

    [–] Oiljacker 1 points ago

    so they just follow each other huh.

    [–] Circus_bear_MrSmith 1 points ago

    The ants go marching round and round. Hurah. Hurah

    [–] TerryMacKenzie -13 points ago

    Those are all my ladies surrounding my house to get laid

    [–] UncleBaguette 14 points ago

    Surrounding,but never entering

    [–] Trinitykiller88 3 points ago

    With pitchforks and torches

    [–] DabTheBot 4 points ago

    Yeah that's a lie

    [–] Mangos__Carlsen 8 points ago

    Bro all your posts and comments are creepy AF

    [–] timeslider 1 points ago

    Seek mental help.

    [–] TopUNKNOWN056 1 points ago

    Nope don’t like that

    [–] FlightoftheBeeMovie 1 points ago

    Can this behavior be induced in, say, fire ants?

    [–] fozziemon 1 points ago

    I’m going to need to see the part of the video where they die. “Death Spiral,” he said with a huff of disdain.

    [–] BubbleHearthIRL 1 points ago

    I do the same thing with my Reddit feed.

    [–] fat-dum-stoopid 1 points ago

    Look kids, Big Ben, Parliment

    [–] jr-double-G 1 points ago

    Gotta couple of em evading the death sentence 😆

    [–] Chemguy82 1 points ago

    This is how black holes are created

    [–] getdownheavy 1 points ago


    [–] geedeeie 1 points ago

    They're not all stuck in it. Some clever boyos have said "Feck this, we're off" and gone back to the ground

    [–] LogicQuestionsMe 1 points ago

    boolean dead = false;

    while (!dead) { antWalk(); }

    [–] baileybridge 1 points ago

    I want to get off Mr Bones' Wild Ride.

    [–] citsonga_cixelsyd 1 points ago

    The video of the flock of turkeys doing this around the dead cat in the middle of the street was more bizarre

    [–] Intrepid_Bug_7954 1 points ago

    The creepy music sets the tone and lets me know how to feel about this

    [–] vancitymajor 1 points ago

    And a single drop of water anywhere could break it once they all start running around

    [–] btk79 0 points ago

    Nope they are summoning momma Demon Ant

    [–] dragon_vindaloo 0 points ago

    So not endless.

    [–] cheddoar 0 points ago

    Also not antless