Facts about ants
The Amazing Eye
The black desert ants which live in the mediterranean coasts of Tunisia really do have a miracle that you humans could never ever imagine. You need different tools to reach your destination, but the black desserts ant can easily find its way without using a compass or key. When the temperature in the wide desert gets quite high, and the sun rises, the ant sets out in search of food. It can go up to 200 metres away from its nest(amazing isn't it?), and come back easily with the directions safely stored in its mind. The ant is able to find directions with ease due to its wonderful compound eye.
What Research Tells Us....
Amazing work distribution
According to a research performed by Auguste Forel. He observed a colony of ants hunting dead insects. He found out ants were collecting 100,000 insects in a day.Ants have the ability to put the right number of worker ants on the object they need to move.
Ants are remarkable and intelligent
RWG Hingston did an experiment. He cut up a grasshopper into three unequal parts and put them at a place where an ant colony would find them. The second piece was double the first one while the third was double the second. After 40 minutes Hingston counted the number of ants at work on each piece. 28 were on the smallest, 44 on the second, and 89 on the third. These numbers were close to the ratio of the pieces they had to take
How do Ants Hear???
- You humans have large ears from which you can hear. But have you ever read, seen, or heard whether ants have ears or not? If you haven't, then you will know all about it today. Ants do not have ears at all( that is probably why you never saw those two big loops hanging from beside our antennaes. It is actually our feet which can feel the vibrations in the ground that is how we hear.
We need to be able to communicate for an array of reasons. The following is a list of the 12 major reasons for communication that researchers have identified .
- Simple attraction
- Recruitment, as to a new food source or nest site
- Grooming, including assistance at molting
- Exchange of solid food particles
- Group effect: either facilitating or inhibiting a given activity
- Recognition, of both nestmates and members of particular castes, including (broadly) discrimination of injured and dead individuals.
- Caste determination, either by inhibition or by stimulation.
- Control of competing reproductives
- Territorial and home range signals and nest markers
- Sexual communication, including species recognition, sex recognition, synchronization of sexual activity, and assessment during sexual competition.
How do Ants Breathe?
Well, you humans breathe through your lungs, but ever though how ants breathe? Ants don't have lungs, nor gills, nor some special machine from outer space which helps them breathe, but there are many small holes on the ants body, from which they inhale, and exhale.
How do Ants Communicate????
Ever thought how ants communicate? Well, if you did then, here is the answer to that question. We communicate basically through our sense of smell!
An ant brain has about 250,000 brain cells. A human brain has 10,000 million so a colony of 40,000 ants has collectively the same size brain as a human.
Apr. 02, 2011
1 : An ants brain has 250 000 brain cells.!
2 : An ant has six legs, each leg has three joints.they help the ants in running fast.!
3 : An ant's antennas help in smelling as well!
Mar. 10, 2011