Ants connect and prevent others from falling, research says
International experts from the Max Planck Institute in Germany, the University of Macquarie, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the Santa Fe Institute have jointly researched military ants in the forests of Panama, according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Published in Sciences. These ants connect with each other to build bridges. This is how they deliver food and now experiments have shown that they combine to form a complex and large structure, but it does not end there.
Experts created a situation in which the angle was 20 to 90 degrees and proved to be very difficult. In this situation, the ants caught each other in such a way that it became a cradle-like web. It was inevitably designed to rescue ants that could stumble and fall.