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Ants Construct Ingenious Contraption to Keep From Drowning

Black imported fire ants using sand to draw liquid from containers. Image: Aiming Zhou/Jian Chen A species of fire ant can turn tiny grains of sand into a powerful tool…

Researchers watch ants use tools to avoid drowning

Oct. 8 (UPI) — Scientists have observed ants using sand to draw liquid food out of containers. In addition to helping ants avoid drowning, the strategy allowed them to more…

Ants adapt tool use to avoid drowning

Researchers have observed black imported fire ants using sand to draw liquid food out of containers, when faced with the risk of drowning. This is the first time this sophisticated…