Fire Ants Form Rafts To Survive

 

Fire ants are riding out the Hurricane in North Carolina by forming a creepy float by linking together. 

“People aren’t the only ones trying to stay afloat,” said The Weather Channel in a clip showing millions of insects near a highway.

“Mounds of fire ants can be seen floating on floodwaters. Researchers say they can turn their bodies into rafts. They link together to form floating islands,” the station said.

“Floodwaters will not drown fire ants. Instead, their colonies emerge from the soil, form a loose ball, float, and flow with the water until they reach a dry area or object they can crawl up on,” Paul R. Nester, a specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

 
Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning

Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning

Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning. Read more

title

Content Goes Here