Weird Video Shows Fire Ants Behaving ...

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

There are 3 comments on the TechEBlog story from Jan 28, 2014, titled Weird Video Shows Fire Ants Behaving Like Bulk Material with Viscoelastic Properties. In it, TechEBlog reports that:

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

Join the discussion below, or Read more at TechEBlog.

“He said What?!”

Level 5

Since: Feb 10

No Way! LOL

#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.

Level 7

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

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

“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Level 3

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

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

Have a nice day: Ag

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Weird Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Last Post Wins! (Aug '08) 4 min Sharlene45 148,503
*add A word / drop a word* (Nov '12) 6 min Princess Hey 15,288
What song are you listening to right now? (Apr '08) 6 min wichita-rick 207,331
2words into 2new words (May '12) 9 min CJ Rocker 6,884
News Evolution vs. Creation (Jul '11) 11 min replaytime 217,129
News American pandas have culture shock in China 13 min Enzo49 3
Two words only please! (Aug '08) 19 min UnderstandPeople 40,890
El's Kitchen (Feb '09) 22 min Enzo49 67,346
What Turns You Off (Jun '11) 57 min Enzo49 10,700
Poll What are you thinking right now? (May '08) 1 hr Sharlene45 2,489
What turns you on ? (Aug '11) 4 hr Enzo49 1,541
More from around the web