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Colony of fire ants form a "life raft" in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in search of new, dry land

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posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 09:27 PM
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Mother Nature is a cruel bitch....







posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 11:13 AM
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a reply to: logicsoda


Just saw this invasion of fire ants posted from Cuero Texas.


www.theatlantic.com...

The upside is, fire ants love to eat ticks!


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posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 11:17 AM
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Then the same thing's wrong with me.

If you've ever been stung by those nasty things. They, I suppose, have their place in nature--kinda like mosquitos and house flies--but I'm darned if can figure out what.



posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 11:18 AM
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That's a pretty cool Nope raft.

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posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 01:17 PM
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originally posted by: musicismagic

originally posted by: logicsoda


www.businessinsider.com.au...

Extremely fascinating stuff. According to the article, "The raft mutates as it goes, with ants travelling across the top and joining the stationary layer on the bottom, according to one study of the dynamics of these structures. The authors of that study wrote that some of these rafts may have more than 100,000 stinging ants."


spray gasoline on them and torch them now


Yep I agree they are nasty little bastards, and you aren't going to kill all the colonies, but would be nice to make sure that one doesn't ruin somebody's day if they bump into it.




 
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