The Death Spiral

Posted: 2010/09/13 in Online Links
Tags: , , , ,

A disoriented swarm of ants separated from the main colony forms a circular mill called “The Death Spiral” — so named because the ants will continue to march in circles until they perish from exhaustion. Let me rephrase that, because nature is messed up: A circle of army ants, each one following the ant in front, becomes locked into a circular mill. They will continue to circle each other until they all die.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s