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After weeks of munching through the jungle, army ants on Barro Colorado Island, Panama, lock claws to build a living nest, where their queen will lay up to 300,000 eggs within a few days. | Christian Ziegler/Minden Pictures

"Even the most minute of them have an instinct and talent for industry, social organization, and savagery that makes man look feeble by comparison."
-- from the 1954 movie Them!

 


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