“Even in a hopeless place, ants will find a way. No food, no light, no escape? No problem.”
Here’s the whole article from ScienceAlert titled: “Ants Trapped For Years in a Soviet Nuclear Bunker Survived in The Most Horrifying Way.”
“In total darkness, they have constructed an earthen mound, which they have maintained all-year-round by moulding it and keeping the nest entrances open,” researchers wrote in a study in 2016, noting these ants are “a far cry from a fully functional colony”.