"They'll gather up all the eggs in the colony and will make their way up through the underground network of tunnels, and when the flood waters rise above the ground, they'll link up together in these massive rafts."
In less than two minutes the ants can link "hands" to form a floating structure that kept all the insects safe.
You would think the ant on the bottom would be SOL but even the ants down below survive, thanks to tiny hairs on the ants' bodies that trap a thin layer of air.
Researchers decided to conduct a study on the giant anthills that litter the African plains. In order to do so, cement must be poured into the colonies, allowing it to dry. Once the cement is hardened, the colony can be dug up from the ground
After pouring more than 10 tons of cement into the anthill, the researchers were amazed at what they found.
The ant colony stretched more than 26 feet below the ground and took up 530 square feet!
We would hate to step on that anthill!!!
The unbelievable aspect of it all is the design. It's as if an architect had sat down and designed everything! It's built to maximize airflow and efficiency. Wow!
Now, she's remembering what she thought when he first told her:
"I can imagine the shock many of you are going through reading this. I remember feeling that same shock. When my family and I first visited the Duggar home, Josh shared his past teenage mistakes. I was surprised at his openness and humility and at the same time didn't know why he was sharing it. For Josh, he wanted not just me but my parents to know who he really was – even very difficult past mistakes."
The 26-year-old explains that Josh had been in counseling as a result of his actions, and that she feels it has helped him change who he is: