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  • Fire ant wall folding - Duration: 66 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 6,806 views
    A fire ant colony is collected and placed in an empty painter's bucket. Water is slowly dripped into the bucket causing the ants to gather on the dirt and build walls on the sides of the bucket in...
  • Fire ant avalanche - Duration: 34 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,259 views
    About 10,000 fire ants are placed in a beaker. The ants tumble over one another like a granular fluid as the beaker is slowly spun. Yet another amazing example of collective behavior by fire ants.
  • a ball of fire ants behaves like a material - Duration: 77 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 227,299 views
    In this video, about 8,000 fire ants are placed in a beaker. The walls of the beaker are lightly dusted with talc powder to prevent the ants from escaping. The ants link to one another and as a g...
  • about 3,000 fire ants spreading out on water forming a raft (side view) - Duration: 13 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 180,907 views
    Video is sped up approximately 10 times.
    Approximately 3,000 fire ants originally shaped into a ball are placed on the surface water. They spread themselves out into a pancake shaped raft floating...
  • fire ants are scooped into a new home - Duration: 73 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 49,171 views
    Fire ants float on the surface of water inside a bucket and are subsequently scooped into a clear plastic bin where they will be kept in a lab. Notice how the ants hang off the edge of the ladle u...
  • A group of floating fire ants - Duration: 88 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 156,979 views
    This video shows a close up of the fire-ant/water interface. Note how the bottom layer of ants remains ON the water's surface and water is prevented from penetrating the raft.

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  • a fire ant ball is pushed underwater part 2 - Duration: 62 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 343,308 views
    a second part to the first video of the same name. See description on part 1

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  • a fire ant ball is pushed underwater part 1 - Duration: 94 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 177,346 views
    A continuation of another video I uploaded. In the previous video a raft of fire ants floating on the surface of water was pushed down using a pair of tweezrs. In this video the ant raft is fully...
  • a floating fire ant raft is pushed down on the surface of water - Duration: 86 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 2,810,299 views
    A cluster of fire ants floating on the surface of water is pushed down with a pair of tweezers. Note the deflection of the water surface and how water does not penetrate the raft.

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  • 8,000 fire ants spreading on water forming a raft (top view) - Duration: 13 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 1,112,710 views
    Video is sped up approximately 15 times.
    Approximately 8,000 fire ants originally shaped into a ball are placed on the surface water. They spread themselves out into a pancake shaped raft floatin...
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