- Morning Swim
- oil on hardwood panel
- 50×30 cm
- courtesy of the artist and March Gallery
Colonies of Fire Ants30 survive floods by linking their bodies together to form living rafts, similar to the weaving of a waterproof fabric. This traps air bubbles underneath.31 The ants can sail for months at a time as they migrate to a new home.32
- Solenopsis invicta
- Air bubbles keep the raft afloat and also ensure that the ants at the bottom rarely drown.
- Mlot et al., 2011