Wednesday, October 22, 2008
GO TO THE ANT
(Prov 6:6) Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise,
There's so much we can learn from the ant. Solomon said to learn from the industriousness of the ant and to avoid being a sluggard! See if you can make any more conclusions as you study the ant facts below.
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.
Strong in relation to their size, ants can carry 10 to 20 times their body weight. They work in teams to move extremely heavy things.
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. Ant brains are largest amongst insects. It has been estimated that an ant's brain may have the same processing power as a Macintosh II computer.
If you watch ants for any length of time you will see that they really do communicate with each other and very effectively too. Ants communicate by touching each other with their antennae. Ants also use chemicals (called pheromones) to leave scent trails for other ants to follow.