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World's fastest ant hits speed of 855mm/s

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According to Noël Coward, mad dogs and Englishmen are the only creatures that go out in the midday sun, but Harald Wolf from the University of Ulm, Germany, would add another animal: Saharan silver ants (Cataglyphis bombycina). Venturing from their nests to scavenge the corpses of less-fortunate creatures at the peak of the day—when the sand can reach 60°C—these resilient ants had always fascinated Wolf. 'Even among desert ants, the silver ants are special', he says, explaining that the insects were reputed to hit speeds approaching 1 m/s. But little was known about how the ants scamper at such blistering speeds across the sand.

https://phys.org/news/2019-10-world-fastest-ant-855mms.html

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/17/world/record-breaking-ants-scli-intl-scn/index.html

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zygote_myles

Incredible. The Usain Bolt's of the ant world. Whoosh! 

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According to Noël Coward, mad dogs and Englishmen are the only creatures that go out in the midday sun

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