Scientists who were attempting to map an abandoned ant hill didn't expect to find a mega-city when they shot the hill full of cement, but that's exactly what they discovered.
Over three days, scientists pumped 10 tons of cement into the empty ant hill to map its networks. After the cement dried, they dug for weeks around it.
The excavation revealed an incredibly impressive, intricate, and bizarre ant mega-city.
The mega-city was a truly colossal undertaking.
A video revealed that the ants created the structure by displacing 40 tons of dirt.
\u201cOver the course of 3 days scientists pumped 10 tons of cement into an abandoned ant hill. After weeks of digging, the colony\u2019s intricate & impressive structure is revealed. This one \n\n[full video, from "Ants! Natures Secret Power": https://t.co/ol5WJZU6A8]\nhttps://t.co/G71KrCYafP\u201d