Ants Form Living Arks To Weather Floods

Ants Form Living Arks To Weather Floods

Researchers have found that to survive these cataclysmic events, ant colonies clump into a living arc that can ride on flood-waters until dryer land is found.

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June 19, 2014
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New research shows that even the smallest of floods may seem like the wrath of the heavens from the perspective of ants. Researchers have found that to survive these cataclysmic events, ant colonies clump into a living arc that can ride on flood-waters until dryer land is found.

According to researcher David Hu, from the Georgia Institute of Technology, simply holding onto one another isn't enough. The ants have to form a structure with mesh-like layers, with the queen of the colony preferably protected in the very center of the "raft."

Source: Natureworldnews
 

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