ants amazing facts

    1. The animal with the largest brain in proportion to its size is the ant. They are the smartest species of insects with about 250,000 brain cells.
    2. The ant, when intoxicated, will always fall over to its right side.
    3. The Slave-Maker ant is so named because it raids the nest of other ants and steals their pupae. Once the pupae hatch, they are made to work as slaves.
    4. Ants make up 1/10 of the total world animal tissue. The total biomass of all the ants on Earth is about equal to the total biomass of all the people.
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    6. Workers in an ant colony only live for about 45-60 days, but a colony's queen can live up to 20 years.
    7. By combining force of numbers with organized aggression, ants have become the greatest insect killers on Earth -- even of their own kind.
    8. Ants began farming about 50 million years before humans thought to raise their own crops.
    9. Wood ants squirt acid from the end of their abdomens.
    10. The legs of the ant are very strong so they can run very quickly. If a man could run as fast for his size as an ant can, he could run as fast as a racehorse.
    11. Ants can lift 20 times their own body weight.

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