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Fire Ants Build Sinking Eiffel Towers When Trying to Escape
Scientists observe fire ants building sinking Eiffel towers when attempting to escape and they need to move vertically. (July 12, 2017)

Fire Ants Sailed the World on 16th Century Spanish Galleons
Scientists say fire ants sailed the world on 16th century Spanish galleons. These ships helped the ant spread to new tropical locations. (February 18, 2015)

Ants Use Buoyant Larvae and Pupae as Base For Living Ant Rafts
Ants tend to use the buoyant larave and pupae as the base when they build living ant rafts to escape floods. (February 27, 2014)

Crazy Ants Neutralize Fire Ant Venom By Secreting Formic Acid
Crazy ants have the ability to detoxify fire ant venom by secreting formic acid and smearing it all over their bodies. (February 13, 2014)

Ant Physics: Fire Ant Mass Behaves as Liquid and Solid
Video from the New York Times shows fire ants flowing like a liquid and bouncing back like a solid. (December 20, 2013)

Video Shows How Fire Ants Form Living Rafts in Water
Fire ants are known for their ability to survive floods by clinging together in a floating ball or fire ant raft. (April 26, 2011)