And we thought those floating fire ant colonies in Texas were bad, check out what the people of Borneo have to deal with: Exploding ants!
Exploding ants! For real. It's even called Colobopsis explodens. https://t.co/biaFi24rWm
— Gwen Pearson🐜🐛 (@bug_gwen) April 19, 2018
And the explosion excretes a “yellow, stick and toxic” goo that kills whatever bug is endangering the colony:
Aside from tearing themselves apart, these ants also unleash a secretion that is bright yellow, sticky, and toxic—all to protect the colony https://t.co/kU3jIPdiB1
— National Geographic (@NatGeo) April 19, 2018
In other words, they’re heroes:
— National Post (@nationalpost) April 20, 2018
Here’s a video of the ant in action:
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) April 19, 2018
Yeah, we were expecting it to be a little more dramatic than that, but it’s still pretty disgusting.
Yes, the floating fire ant colonies in Houston are real https://t.co/laHaDY2XcM
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 28, 2017
UPDATE: The floating fire ant colonies in Texas are growing… https://t.co/M6x2blIagp
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 29, 2017