Fire Ants Build Waterproof Rafts

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When they are about to drown, they form an ant raft:

The ant raft provides cohesion, buoyancy and water repellency to its passengers. Even more remarkable, it is self-assembled quickly, in less than 100 seconds. It is also self-healing, meaning if one ant is removed from the raft, others move in to fill the void. (Source)


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Posted: April 27th, 2011
at 7:29am by mnp

Categories: fo' real?,10th dan

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