Anthill in Store Dyrehave – Portraits of Places

On a walk in Store Dyrehave outside Hillerød i found this massive anthill, and decided to film it.

I’m a bit surprised that my camera can handle this kind of close ups, but it was fun to play around with.

Did you know that:

  • Ant colonies can have up to 100 queens. This happens because queens that have mated are sometimes adopted back into their old colony instead of flying off and forming their own new colony.
  • This kind of ant is commonly used in forestry and is often introduced into an area as a form of pest management.
  • Wood ants typically have multiple nests so they can move around in case of drastic changes in the environment.

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