Dutch ants helped by tunnels


This video is about Formica polyctena and Serviformica cinerea ants.

Translated from the Dutch entomologists of EIS Kenniscentrum Insecten:

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

In Venlo, Formica polyctena ants are threatened by the construction of roads and an industrial area and more recently by the construction of the Floriade flower show. On the Floriade site in 2012 there came a unique solution to prevent fragmentation of ant habitats, special ant tunnels were built. Now it is full spring, the ants are busy collecting food and the tunnels are still in use.

Ant tunnel in Venlo

This photo by Arjan van den Bosch shows an ant tunnel in Venlo.

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