Ant Nests

Ants nest everywhere, from within tiny acorn seeds to massive underground networks. They create a nest in order to provide themselves with protection and an environment suitable for colony growth.
The video below shows the vastness and complexities found in leaf cutter ant nests.

Weaver ants use silk created from their larvae to weave a nest in the tree tops leaves (above). They fold the large leaves by holding onto each other to create very strong ant chains.

Wood ants create huge mounds on-top of old tree stumps (above), they control temperature and ventilation by opening and closing vents on the sides of the nests.

Army ants rest in temporary nests made entirely of ants with linked legs. This type of nest is called a bivouac.

These ants have adapted their nest to a very harsh environment. © BBC Earth