REVEALED: Ant Slaves


Just in time for Passover, it appears as if the ancient Egyptians were not the only folks with slaves in their midsts. According to new research, the lowly ant — yes ants — are also engaging in mass forced-labor.

Indeed, the ant variety Protomagnathus americanus is making a name for itself among scientists for raiding the nests of fellow ant colonies, killing its adults and then kidnapping its larvae which are then born in to slavery.

For real!

Many of the ant slaves accept their fate and work without resistance. Others — like the ancient Hebrews — rebel against their masters with counter-raids and attacks.

Who knew the insect world had so much drama.


3 Responses to “REVEALED: Ant Slaves”

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