The Reign of the Hell Ants

Season 3 Episode 32 | 9m 20s | Video has closed captioning.

This ancient species had the same six legs and segmented body that we’d recognize from an ant today. But it also had a huge, scythe-like jaw and a horn coming out of its head. This bizarre predator belonged to a group known as “hell ants.” But they’re gone now, and we’re still trying to figure out why.

Aired: 01/21/21

Rating: NR


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