"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!
The brunette shared a sweet photo with her former flame and penned a heartbreaking caption in his memory.
The late sports star's longtime love reflected on their time together, writing:
"My deepest love goes out to those who saw jose as more than an athlete, but as a passionate, raw human being. The heart break is unbearable. There was so much more to him than anyone could even begin to understand. I'm fortunate enough to have loved and be loved by jose, and his family, for over 3 crazy beautiful years."
Miz Mendoza admitted she will always love the 24-year-old, and told her followers to never take moments with their loved ones for granted, adding: