Tuesday, April 10, 2012



1. Ants are capable of carrying objects 50 times their own body weight with their mandibles.
Ants use their diminutive size to their advantage. Relative to their size, their muscles are thicker than those of larger animals or even humans. This ratio enables them to produce more force and carry larger objects. If we had muscles in the proportions of ants, we'd be able to heave a... Hyundai over our heads.

2.The total biomass of all the ants on Earth is roughly equal to the total biomass of all the people on Earth.
How can this be?! Ants are so tiny, and we are so big! But scientists estimate there areat least 1.5 million ants on the planet for every human being. Over 12,000 species of ants are known to exist, on every continentexcept Antarctica. Most live in tropical regions. A single acre of Amazon rainforest may house 3.5 million ants.

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