Did you know that fire ants can self-assemble into shapes? Researchers from Georgia Tech shows how the ants can swarm together to form shapes that help them survive and hunt. For example in a flood they can form a raft! They have such a powerful grip that they turn themselves into a semi-solid structure. The researchers compare the ants’ behavior to Jell-O. Of course, most people that encounter fire ants will tell you they have a nasty bite, so it’s best to avoid them if you can!
Watch and see the incredible activity in the video below and share it with your family and friends!
If you thought the behaviors of these fire ants were fascinating check out this video of a queen bee being attacked by other bees!