A for Ants

(This post is a part of A-Z April Blogging Challenge, my theme is Mother Nature.)

A for ANTS

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How often do we notice ants crawling on the floor, garden, on plants, on the walls, or to eateries in the store cupboard? It is such a beauty to see them fall in line (almost), and they trek up the most difficult places, push through the difficult passes, and reach their destination. In fact there is a Tamil saying – ‘eerumbu ooura kallum theiyum’ which means as the ants continuously crawl over the stone, it will erode overtime. They tiny insects scavenge the forest floors and keep them neat and clean by saving food for the bad day. 
These little creatures have been moving across the wild world for centuries silently emphasizing on the importance of perseverance, hard work and planning. They also emphasis on the need for delegation, for each type of ant has its own work to do. They plan way ahead and also gather food from the first hint of sunshine for the rainy day. They also communicate through some chemical generation, set trails and follow the trails of the leaders to get the food.
It is simply astounding on how to these miniscule insects can have solutions to solve the most complex problems. I also read somewhere about how ants helped researchers find solutions to certain problems in networking, analyzing about them revealed myriad facts on group behavior while is similar to that of humans.
So the next time you see a line of ants crawling somewhere, instead of disrupting them, look at these wonderful creations of Mother Nature. 

So A for Ants it was!
What is for B, well keep guessing, (until tomorrow *winks*)
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26 thoughts on “A for Ants

  1. Deepak Raghuraman says:

    Good one once again :)Few more facts about Ants which I heard from my Professor during my college days :

    1) An ant can carry weight upto 20 times of their own weight.
    2) Ants don't have ears. They hear by feeling the vibrations in the ground with the help of its feet.
    3) Ants also have stomach and not one. It has 2 stomachs. One is to hold food for themself and other to hold for others.

    We the men need to learn a lot from these ants.

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  2. Lakshmi says:

    Thanks Deepak,
    True, lessons lessons everywhere; one for the eyes which seeks.
    Thanks for the facts btw, it is always great to have additional information.

    Keep smiling,
    Lakshmi

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  3. danneromero.com says:

    One time, while visiting a botanical garden in Honduras, my husband and I stumbled upon an army of ants (leaf carrying ants – I think they are called)…. and we were simply mesmerized… it was fascinating to watch… We still talk about those ants all these years later…

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