The Reason These Ants Are Circling An iPhone Is Actually Kind Of Creepy

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Ants are impossibly small, they mostly tumble plant to incomparable insects and birds, and they’re flattering many always working. These bugs never get to go on vacation, and that’s flattering sad.

But maybe a many hapless facet of an ant’s life is a materialisation famous as “The Circle of Death.” Sounds foreboding, right? Well, what happens during this impetus is both engaging and depressing. Ants are connected to follow a pheromones of a termite in front of them to navigate their world. If a initial termite in line starts walking in circles, a rest follow suit. And they’ll all continue to do so until they die.

It’s one thing to hear about this bizarre scenario. Watching it in movement is another.

For an even larger, creepier version, check this out:

(via Laughing Squid)

This meaningless genocide impetus is one of a saddest things we could ever see. But that’s only a approach a cookie crumbles, we suppose. Mother Nature is scandalous for distinguished ethereal — and truly unfortunate — balances.