Harvey flood: Fire ants make raft from their body to survive and protect their eggs

It’s the stuff of nightmares.

Fire ants building life-saving rafts against floods [amazing photos]

In what can only be described as an incredible natural engineering feat, fire ants in times of floods have the remarkable ability link up with one another to form a life-saving, floating and impenetrable raft. While this is an attested ability for a long time now, scientists have only recently managed to understand how the fire ants can assemble a