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The Ants (アリ ari ) were an unnamed mutant species of ant created through the DNA-altering effects of the t-Veronica Virus. The species is believed extinct following the destruction of the Antarctic Base in 1998.
This species was created in 1983 as part of research by Dr. Alexia Ashford.[excerpt 1] They were not destroyed or contained when her research was finished, and flourished in the Antarctic Base in the fifteen years she was kept in cold-sleep. By 1998 they had constructed a towering ant-hill as their hive continued to swell in numbers,[excerpt 2] though this was soon after destroyed along with the Antarctic Base.
Biologically the ants were made larger by the effects of the virus, and their jaws became strong enough to cause pain to passing humans. Unlike other mutants created through various strains of t-Virus, the Ants remained fertile and were able to propagate their species rather than relying on the use of cloning methods.
- ↑ Excerpt from INSIDE OF BIOHZARD THE DARKSIDE CHRONICLES, p.57:
"t-Veronica研究の一環として、 アレクシアが蟻にt-Veronicaを投与したもの。 ウィルスの影響で巨大化しており、 大アゴの力は人間もやすやすと傷つけるほど強い。"
- ↑ Excerpt from biohazard archives (2nd ed.), p.196: "t-Veronicaの研究に没頭していたアレクシア・アシュフォードが、 ウィルス実験のために飼育していた 「アリ」。 t-Veronicaウィルスを注入されたことで巨大化しており、 大アゴを用いた攻撃を繰り出すほどに凶暴化している。 １５年もの間基地に生息していたため、 その数は爆発的に増殖。 無数のアリが寄り集まって基地の地下に巨大なアリ塚を築いている。"