They form pancake-like rafts, then grab the vegetation and morph into a permanent structure. They hang out there for a few months.
Yep, you read that right. What do ants have in common with string cheese?
When you try to pull them apart, they both form long threads before breaking. That means it has the properties of both a liquid and a solid, resulting in a springy texture. When ants arrive in front of gaps—say, between your kitchen table and countertop—they naturally slow down, and the ants behind them pile up.
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But instead of a traffic jam on the freeway, our six-legged friends walk over other ants. Repeat that over and over, and you get a bridge. How did ants get so good at engineering? These army ants are from South America, where the rainforest floor is messy and full of obstacles.
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Smooth scampering ahead! Saharan silver ants sport a spiffy coat of silvery hair that contributes to a five degree drop in body temperature. That makes a big difference in the desert, where sand temperatures range between — degrees Fahrenheit. How, you ask?
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They cannot be used or published without prior consent even if used partially. When the researchers analyzed the movement data, they discovered that the companionless ants were hyperactive, spending huge amounts of time roaming around the plastic box, especially near the walls. During the first day alone, the lonesome ants walked twice as far as those that lived in groups of ten. This ceaseless locomotion is likely a stress response, Keller said, though Koto painted a more poignant picture.
So they conducted a second experiment, giving both isolated and group-living ants blue sugar water to eat.
Then they dissected them, which Koto claims is easier than it sounds. Typically, ants are social eaters.
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Whatever food remains in the crop is then pumped into the digestive tract. But when the researchers examined the ants twenty-four hours after their meals, they discovered that the isolated ants had significantly less food in their digestive tracts than the grouped ants did. Stuck in the crop, the food was unable to provide the itinerant insects with much needed energy.
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Maybe the fluid that ants exchange when they share food stimulates digestion. Maybe they die still looking for a relative to break bread with. In humans, in particular, the connection between isolation and health is complex, and many mechanisms, both physiological and behavioral, are likely to be involved. For instance, isolation may increase inflammation, but it may also lead people to engage in more self-destructive behavior, such as chronic drinking.
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