The physics behind how fire ants band together into robust floating “rafts”

Enlarge / A spinning fire ant raft in David Hu’s biolocomotion lab at Georgia Tech is an example of collective behavior. Hungtang Ko Fire ants can survive floods by linking their bodies together to form large floating rafts. Now researchers at Georgia Tech have demonstrated that fire ants can actively sense changes in forces acting …

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