Rafts of Fire Ants Form Due to Cheerios Effect, Study Finds

Rafts of Fire Ants Form Due to Cheerios Effect, Study Finds

Enlarge / Georgia Tech scientists have discovered that the so-called “Cheerios effect” is the mechanism by which fire ants group together to form rafts. I’m waiting Fire ants may be the scourge of southern states like Georgia and Texas, but scientifically they are endlessly fascinating as an example of collective behavior. A few well-spaced fire …

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