Ants Eating a Dead Gecko

Submitted by: The_Maddog 8 years ago Science
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Natures trash men hard at work.
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Female 665
This is probably what it would look like if your Pokemon began to evolve. Just minus the death part. And the ants.
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Male 1,089
its funny how after they eat all the meat their like "what do we do now?" "lets move the bones around!"
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Male 352
Haha... Anyone who saw the new Indy Jones movie member the ant? That`s what this reminded me of.
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Female 108
"Is anyone else itchy after having watched that?
I`m kinda itchy now."

yeah. -scratches face-

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Male 36
a vid 4 the ages
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Male 76
laitnesse

thanks for pointing out my mistake ... ergghhh

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Male 1,036
Hypnotic......
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Male 928
NO WAY!!! That`s what I want to happen to me when I die.
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Female 415
ugh, that gave me the creeps
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Female 321
FORM MEGATRON!
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Female 10
popcorncali

..."Due to the lack of trauma indications and it`s relative youth, it had obviously succumed to overexposure to UV Light. I placed it upon the blue ceramic tile that I normally carry with me whilst hiking in the jungle, in order to provide contrast, and began filming. Over the next 30 days (from July 1st to August 1st)"...

Though that was entertaining, I think it was from January 7th to January 8th.


But yeah, watching ants dismember and carry away food is actually really interesting if you ever get the chance to watch it in real life.

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Female 233
But he saved me hundreds on car insurance :(
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Male 285
that video made me hungry
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Male 396
impressive but now im afraid of ants
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Male 189
You just know theres gonna be a riot over who gets to keep the head. That was kinda funky, the ants that got the leg and rib bones and crap kept crashing into each other. LOL i couldn`t help but think they got bored of work so decided to duel each other with giant bits of rib bone HAHAA
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Female 309
Jesus, they anihilated that thing! A friend of mine did something similar with a pig`s head.
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Female 4,028
NOOOOO! Geico Gecko! :-(
Anyway, that was pretty interesting. Although... ugh, ants. I hate those little bastards, but they sure do their share of work.

And where do they think they`re going with the skeleton?

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Male 848
...FATALITY...
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Male 244
[stupid] I thought it said "Anteater a dead gecko" [/stupid]
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Male 170
Wow.. thats pretty cool, Few weeks ago i watched a group an ants rip apart and eat a dead june bug for a few hours.

Was very int interesting how they all worked together to get it open then lined up carrying parts back to their nest.

(Had no TV.. only weed)

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Male 76
We had hiked for three days into the jungle, when suddenly, I saw this gecko. Due to the lack of trauma indications and it`s relative youth, it had obviously succumed to overexposure to UV Light. I placed it upon the blue ceramic tile that I normally carry with me whilst hiking in the jungle, in order to provide contrast, and began filming. Over the next 30 days (from July 1st to August 1st), I was able to film the local "Crazy Ants" descend upon the lifeless form of the Gecko and transform it into the remains you now see. Indeed, they have given us proof positive that they are nothing more than the "furious atheists" that we thought them to be.
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Female 400
Is anyone else itchy after having watched that?
I`m kinda itchy now.

Anyhow, very cool.
I really can`t imagine what they intend to do with a gecko skull of all things, though. x3

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Male 3,369
turkeyman
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
306 Posts Monday, June 16, 2008 5:06:54 PM
ok can we stop adding creatures eating on iab...its not entertaining nor facsinating please..
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Obviously! This coming from someone with ZERO submissions. Here`s what you do. Dont click on the link. Its that easy..or is that to much for you?

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Female 90
... They took the head. Wow Thats gonna give me a nightmare tonight :(
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Female 290
That`s kind of creepy... I knew this lady who died in house and her four kitties did pretty much the same thing to her body over 5 days... that`s why I hate cats.
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Female 700
can i have the skeleton???
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Female 20
That was amazing. I love how quickly it just... disappeared. And how they carried away the head. Haha.
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Male 2,486
"
ok can we stop adding creatures eating on iab...its not entertaining nor facsinating please.."

I AGREE, LETS WATCH ANOREXIC CREATURES.

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Male 29
You know the ones that took the skull were only thinking about how great it would look in their game room.
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Male 72
Well, that`s nature for ya.
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Male 7,933
delicious
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Male 904
clean :)
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Female 43
PatTheBaker..tot
ally right wtf did they want the skeleton for??
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Male 3,431
The ant`s go marching in a two by two cover formation with a 20 meter spread GO GO GO!!
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Female 993
Ugh, I hate ants in large numbers.
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Male 592
Up Yours, Geico!!!
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Male 37
shuffled*
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Male 37
when they took the bones, and then suffled them around some more it looked like they were trying to put it together
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Male 379
ok can we stop adding creatures eating on iab...its not entertaining nor facsinating please..
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Female 1,890
seems like a few bones were missing when they cleaned it right? didnt seem like enough rib bones :o

i saw a swarm of ants attacking a worm :o and my cat layed in an ant pile and they attked it..it was funny...i washed him down with the hose rofl

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Male 12,138
BUT THE END RESULT OF THIS PRCOCESS IS AN INCOMPLETE SKELETON! AND FROM THAT WE ARE TO ASSUME AN INITIAL STATE WE CALL "DEAD GECKO"? WHERE ARE THE TRANSITION FOSSILS?

*commence mouth-breathing*

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Male 34
The bad news? You have an ant infestation. The good news? I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico.

-No good?

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Female 838
that was pretty cool. They took the head as a prize!
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Male 455
Impressive timing! A little past the half way mark, it looked like the ants were putting the limbs back where they found them.
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Male 83
Ants: Regenerate this!

Gecko: -Head Falls Off-

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Female 45
My cat hunts bugs and then leaves them or the body parts by the door and the ants march in, take the bug apart piece by piece and walk it back out the door. I kind of feel like a freak for watching instead of just scooping the bug up and tossing it out. x....x It`s like a really slow nature video.

.... I don`t have cable. Somebody help me.

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Male 815
pestilence... meh i mean ants is anywhere near as creepy as spiders... but large swarms of bugs doesn`t really work well with me
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Male 10,440
Army ants will team up and defeat you.
Because they are many and you are few!
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Male 11,740
CRAP! Now how I am going to save tons of money on my car insurance?
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Male 1,109
im allergic to ants...btw, they are more like nature`s recyclers.
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Male 522
Wow, they picked that little guy clean. Now lets see them do a person. That would be cool.
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Male 63
That was awesome!
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Female 89
They probably took the bones for the marrow or what ever is still inside.
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Male 27
yea i hate ants too, im living in brazil and this entire country is infested with em`
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Male 629
A cluster of ants always creeps/grosses the hell out of me.
Although it was cool how the bones kinda danced.
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Female 695
Well this was attractive.
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Male 1,584
Apparently ants also like to drink rockstar
i had like 20 empty rockstar cans in my locker and found a bunch of ants today when we were emptying our lockers.
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Male 2,372
lol @ B-Hazard
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Female 316
it was cool when they coated the gecko`s body and it was entirely black. but i was kinda sad for the gecko because they`re so cute (despite what that damned geico is doing to them).

i`m not afraid of these kinds of ants. i`m terrified of army ants. they probably would`ve carried the whole thing away to their unholy nesting place and dismembered it in a number of seconds. *shudder* they`re f-ing frightening.

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Male 9,306
...and so we all return to the earth.
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Female 321
"What did they possibly want with the skeleton"

So they can build a satellite to contact the mothership, of course...

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Male 2,958
-What did they possibly want with the skeleton-

They decorate their fortresses with the remains of enemies that were foolish enough to cross their paths as a form of psychological warfare against other tribes.

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Female 15,763
One time when I was probably 6 or 7 I went to the beach with my family and stayed in a cabin. The cabin has an ant... issue. They were everywhere. Not only that, but the ecosystem was messed up, so along the tidelines there were piles upon piles of dead ants. Occasionally you`d find a bunch of seaweed churning with live ones too.

Ugh.

So you can see why I might hate ants.

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Male 722
NOM NOM NOM!
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Male 814
I wonder what would happen if a live gecko fought a colony of ants...anyways, really cool vid. less graphic than i imagined, which is a good thing, cuz i just ate ;)
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Male 1,425
WHOAAA that gecko got pwned. TAKE THAT GEICO!! Lulz.
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Male 81
that was insane. first few seconds i thought nothing crazy would happen and suddenly the gecko is covered completely by the ants. awesomeness.
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Male 954
and yeah I f*cking hate ants to.
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Male 954
Yeah that was cool I guess, to think that happened in a time span of less than a day pretty interesting .
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Female 15,763
I f*cking hate ants.

O-O

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Male 126
hahaha reminds me of when me and my brother would throw bits of food at ants in our garden and watch them take it away.
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Female 471
lol kinda funny when the skull started wandering off
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Male 5,970
wierd, they would elave for a bit, then suddenly come back in numbers
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Female 33
well good x
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Male 1,766
What did they possibly want with the skeleton
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Male 215
i was waiting for them to make a face out of the bones
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Male 65
Just amazing, i have seen similair videos but this is one of the best
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Male 3,369
Link: Ants Eating a Dead Gecko [Rate Link] - Natures trash men hard at work.
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