Scientists have discovered the fastest ant on the planet, and he is able to move at a speed of 855 mm / sec.
Harald wolf (Harald Wolf) from Ulm University says that Saharan silver ants (Cataglyphis bombycina) is not only incredibly fast but also desperate – they can go to the clearing around the nests in the middle of the day when the sand is heated to a high temperature. “Even among desert ants, silver ants special. They can accelerate to speeds approaching one meter per second,” – said the Professor.
Today, the Saharan silver ants are the fastest ever recorded ants. A study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology.