As they move through tunnels dug in a wide variety of soils, ants do sometimes slip and fall down their own shafts. But they catch themselves, with their limbs and even with their antenna. Scientists are studying the ways ants brace against a fall to help design better robotos for search-and-rescue missions.

One Response to “How ants always land on their feet”

  1. Anton Gully says:

    Kitten fur slippers?

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