Fire ants look like a island however anything floating becomes target and most likely will sink of heavy ants.
A bug's life: Fire ants have strict societal structures: Ants in photo from left to right ~ three worker ants, a queen ant and a male
THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF REASONS not to wade through flood waters unless absolutely necessary for a life-threatening emergency situation. Those reasons include:
Starting point: This video shows 8,000 South American fire ants being dropped into water during an experiment
About 3,000 fire ants spreading out on water forming a raft:
Scientists have revealed how the insects avoid mass drownings in the rain forests by clinging to one another to form huge rafts from their bodies. Read More about 2011 study: