Bad News: Chimps develop ant-hunting technology

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As if job prospects weren't already bad enough for myrmecologists, now we're competing with chimps.

At least they haven't figured out how to make pooters. Yet.

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This manner of catching ants by chimpansees is already known from the seventies. Gotwald gives already a review of the behavior in 1982 in his "The Army Ants" in volume 4 of "Social Insects", edited by H. Hermann.

By Marc "Teleutot… (not verified) on 03 Sep 2009 #permalink

I remember seeing that old documentaires of chimps digging up ants and termites. Does anyone know which one that was? Maybe a National Geographic?