Look At This Huge Floating Raft Made Out of Ants

By Casey Chan on at

How many thousands of ants do you think are in this floating ant raft? I mean the size of it is just ridiculous, and there are more ants clumped up in balls on top of the raft as well. Ants have been known to link their legs and mouths to create these sorts of rafts during flooding but this one is more like the size of an ant island. Apparently, they can survive for weeks just holding each other like this.

When the flooding finally stops, they’ll go back to building their homes again. This particular ant raft was spotted out in Texas.

Psst, the ants build these rafts by putting their babies on the bottom. Super dark, I know.