Top Ten Facts About Ants

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Here are some facts about these tiny-but-strong insects

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1 Ants can lift things up to 50 times their own weight Ants can lift things up to 50 times their own weight

A recent research by The Ohio State University suggests that ants can life up to a whooping 5000 times their own weight! - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

2 Ants can enslave other ants of different species Ants can enslave other ants of different species

Haha, this is where exploitation started... - Metal_Treasure

Certain ant species can make other ant species to work for them - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

3 Ants can farm Ants can farm

They can farm other insects like aphids and mealybugs. They do this because aphids and mealybugs are efficient producer of honeydew or nectar. They also farm fungi. The only animals able to farm are humans and ants - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

4 The bullet ant has the most painful bite The bullet ant has the most painful bite

Like the name, it feels like being shot. And the pain can last up to a day - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

5 Worker ants only live for 1-3 years, but the queen can live for 30 years Worker ants only live for 1-3 years, but the queen can live for 30 years

Queen ants are among the insects that have the longest life spans - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

6 Ant hill garnets are small gemstones that are "mined" by ants Ant hill garnets are small gemstones that are

Ants find them while they're digging their anthill and discard them om the surface - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

7 Ants are believed to be the smartest insect because an ant has 250,000 brain cells Ants are believed to be the smartest insect because an ant has 250,000 brain cells

Well, since they can farm, they could really be the smartest insect - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

8 In some countries, ants and their larvae are used as delicacy In some countries, ants and their larvae are used as delicacy

According to people who've ate ants, they taste sour - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

9 The turtle ant's head evolved to a "door" that can block the entrance to the nest The turtle ant's head evolved to a

Their heads are large and flat - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

10 Leaf cutter ants don't eat leaves. They use the leaves to feed a species of fungi in their nest, which they feed on Leaf cutter ants don't eat leaves. They use the leaves to feed a species of fungi in their nest, which they feed on

Like I said last time, ants can farm - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

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