08 May '11, 11pm

Amazing Up-Close Footage Shows the Birth of an Ant (Video) #science

Raising a child is a full time job, even with one mouth to feed -- so just imagine all the work it takes to rear hundreds of thousands of them. Ants can be found nearly everywhere on the planet, but behind each one of those six-legged crawlers is a mother who tenderly brought it into the world, just like yours did. In this amazing up-close footage of an ant nursery, we see the great care given to birth a member of the colony. Though they may be numerous (and occasionally unwelcome ), it's important to remember that even ants have a mother, too.

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