Fire Ant Colony Behavior

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Fire Ant Colony BehaviorAs you know, Fire Ants can cause a number of issues for farmers and homeowners alike.

Aside from the usual issues like bites to humans and livestock, the destruction of new plant growth, and structural damage to cement slabs…

These horrifying little beasts can actually make themselves into a raft!

This Scientific American article cites studies that have shown colonies to communicate to each other on some sort of creepy “Wonder Twin Powers Activate” level, and take the form of an ant raft!

How frightening is that?

Read more here:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ferry-tale-fire-ants-can/

Truth is stranger than fiction and large colonies of ants can actually perform a group transformation from ground dwelling angry aggressive hunters to a live floating raft to transport them to safety from rising waters.

Or to follow you if you try to jump into a lake or ocean to escape them!

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