Size doesn’t matters : What Ants might have taught our ancestors !

Ants Started Farming Long Before Humans:- Know 13 Fascinating Facts Here
Ants Started Farming Long Before Humans:- Know 13 Fascinating Facts Here

The earth is full of biodiversity, there is a variety of amazing living word survive together. Today here we discuss the probably most ancient of earth i.e Ants. Ants are amazing and have the super brain.

  1. There are more than 12,000 species of ants all over the world.
  2. An ant can lift 20 times its own body weight. If a second grader was as strong as an ant, she would be able to pick up a car!
  3. Ants are able to communicate and cooperate effectively by using chemicals known as “pheromones.” Through these chemicals, ants are able to send simple messages to their fellows, alerting them to danger or indicating when food has been located.

    13 Fascinating Facts of Ants
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  4. Some queen ants can live for many years and have millions of babies!
  5. Ants don’t have ears. Ants “hear” by feeling vibrations in the ground through their feet.
  6. Fungus-farming ants began their agricultural ventures about 50 million years before humans thought to raise their own crops
  7. When ants fight, it is usually to the death!
  8. Ants may seem like simple creatures, but they actually have rather evolved and complex societies (with an ant queen and all). There are several ant species that raid neighbouring colonies in order to steal eggs or larvae to bring back to their own colonies. This is a practice that is known as “dulosis.”
  9. When foraging, ants leave a pheromone trail so that they know where they’ve been.
  10. Queen ants have wings, which they shed when they start a new nest.
  11. Ants don’t have lungs. Oxygen enters through tiny holes all over the body and carbon dioxide leaves through the same holes.

    13 Fascinating Facts of Ants
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  12. When the queen of the colony dies, the colony can only survive a few months. Queens are rarely replaced and the workers are not able to reproduce.
  13. There are 7 billion humans on Earth. That’s quite a lot of people, but it’s nothing compared to ants. Current estimates assert that there are about 10 quadrillion ants on the planet. That’s 10,000,000,000,000,000. Let’s hope that doesn’t ever decide to stage a coup d’etat…


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