Ants Devour Dead Gecko

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Lisa Winter

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clockMay 26 2014, 18:40 UTC
1024 Ants Devour Dead Gecko
YouTube user JaGe090879

While millions of Americans are enjoying picnics and barbecues to celebrate Memorial Day, many are probably hoping that ants do not come and carry their food away. Ants are able to carry 10-50 times their body weight, making fast business of absconding with their food. 

This time-lapse video features a gecko that was found dead and the ants that used it as a meal. Over the course of a day and a half, the ants busily devoured the entire gecko, picking its bones completely clean. 


YouTube user JaGe090879, who posted the original video, also decided to post the film in reverse, making the ants look extremely helpful as they put the gecko back together.

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