Ants Facts

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    Ants began farming about 50 million years before humans thought to raise their own crops.
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    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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    The Slave-Maker Ant (Polyergus Rufescens) raids the nests of other ants and steals their pupae. When these new ants hatch,they work as slaves within the colony.
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    The abdomen of the ant contains two stomachs. One stomach holds the food for itself and second stomach is for food to be shared with other ants.
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    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.
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    If a man could run as fast for his size as an ant can, he could run as fast as a racehorse.
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    The average life expectancy of an ant is 45-60 days.
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