Sticking together comes naturally for humans, and that is also true with South American fire ants. Simply put, these living rafts are “roughly the shape of a pancake loaded with topping, with approximately half the colony forming a single submersed layer that buoyed the rest.” Continue reading for the videos.

The creatures used their jaws and claws to cling together, in a formation similar to the weaving of a waterproof fabric.The ants that form the base of the raft are usually on top of the water, but if they are knocked underwater, they are able to survive due to pockets of air trapped beneath the surface.

[via DailyMail]

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