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Saharan silver ant

Posted on : 10 Feb 2020

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  • Saharan silver ant has joined the list of world record-breaking animals, as researchers from the University of Ulm in Germany have found it is able to run at speeds of 855mm/s, 108 times its own body length per second.
  • The high sped help the Saharan ants to survive across the hot desert
  • Surface temperatures in Sahara desert can exceed 60 degrees Celsius but the silver ant is only able to tolerate a body temperature of up to 53 degrees Celsius, so it must minimise the total time spent in the hot, dry desert environment. Shady spots to rest and recoup are few and far between, so the ant needs to return to its underground nest regularly to cool down between foraging expeditions.

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