Scientists have found, what they claim, are the world’s fastest ants as they could clock speed of one meter per second. The insects travelled 108 times their body length per second, the researchers found.
Decoding how the ants can clock such immense speed, the scientist revealed that they usually come out during days to search for the carcass of animals who die due to immense heat of the desert. And to ensure they don’t become prey to a similar fate, they move as fast as they could to find prey and return back homes safely.
Scientists said that Cataglyphis bombycina can swing their legs at speeds of up to 1.3 metre per second.
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