I just came back home a few hours ago from the airport and my aunt had peaches in her car full of ants. This made me wonder if the ants had joined us from the plane?
This leads to the question can ants can survive at high altitude?
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It depends on the altitude of the plane, species of ant, flight length, location in hold, and more, but generally yes, they should be able to survive. At such locations that a plane flies at, the temperatures range from 0 to -50 degrees Centigrade. At such extreme temperatures the ant's entire body system is brought to an almost complete stop, where their heart is barely beating, and nervous system barely functioning other than to tell the heart to beat, and other normal involuntary actions. This means they won't need to consume as much oxygen (because their slowed brain won't need as much) allowing them to survive with the minimal oxygen in the atmosphere.