Author?
Carl Stephenson
Setting?
Brazil around the early twentieth century, on a plantation by a river
How big is the group of ants?
two by ten miles (twenty square miles)
What are the defenses against the ants?
1. Moat
2. Cutting the branches over the moat and river
3. The Second ditch of petrol
4. Petrol sprinklers
5. throwing sand and dirt at the ants
How did the ants try to get across?
1. Find a way around the moat
2. Throw themselves into the water to make an ant bridge
3. Use leaves as rafts
4. Use bark and twigs as rafts
What did the medicine man give the workers?
medicine to lessen the pain and take away the venom
When did the attacks stop?
at night
What was Leiningen saying it was going to be the same as?
Macbeth
How long did it take the ants to consume the stag?
Six minutes
What did the ants take out first?
the eyes
After they retreated. Leiningen gave orders not to disturb the ants. Why?
because they would light them on fire when the time was right
What did Leiningen eventually have to do to get the ants to die?
run 2 miles through the ants the the dam, and turn the wheel so that the waters would rise so the ants would die
What is Leiningen's motto?
The human brain only needs to become fully aware of its powers to conquer even the elements
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