Fire ants use their claws to grip diverse surfaces, including each other. As a result of their mutual adhesion and large numbers, ant colonies flow like inanimate fluids

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+22 1. curator commented 9 years ago

1 ant was harmed during this vid.
RIP - we miss you fred
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+8 2. TheGodDamnGambit commented 9 years ago

I have a sudden urge to put my feet up.. :|
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+10 3. qwertyPT commented 9 years ago

Now... ant this interesting... humm 8-)
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+6 4. kazannova commented 9 years ago

what we learn from them ? .. united = stronger
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-1 5. huldu commented 9 years ago

Social insects? Ants aren't social, they have a collective hive mind, that's far from a "social" behavior. Basically the ant colony is a single mind - the queen.
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+1 6. czeska commented 9 years ago

On one hand, it's pretty cool that ants can do that, that they unknowingly imitate fluids. On the other hand - seeing the big moving clumps of ants is really unsettling and kind of gross :O