Weird Video Shows Fire Ants Behaving Like Bulk Material with Viscoelastic Properties

Jan 28, 2014 Full story: TechEBlog

What you're about to see is approximately 8,000 fire ants that were placed in a beaker.

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#1 Jan 28, 2014
Good morning.
This is how the fire ants survive flooding. When we had torrential rains awhile back, you would find big balls of these ants floating everywhere. In ditches or the lake.
They were the one insect that didn't diminish in numbers that year.
Amazing and interesting video.
I didn't know they would exhibit the same behavior dry.

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#2 Jan 28, 2014
Fire ants are treacherous....i still have little scars on my feet, from their itchy bites.....AMDRO works wonders.....

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#3 Jan 29, 2014
Nice: antacid is a real fluid.

Have a nice day: Ag

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