You know about ants but do you know these facts about them

You know about ants but do you know these facts about them

October 17, 2014

Ants are everywhere, and proved to be living here since dinosaur’s time. We always see them as busy bodies, always running here and there, always creating some gigantic structures to small pores, never sleeping. That’s why we always curious about them, always eager to know more about them.

So here i am, presenting you some facts about them. These facts are some of the unique ones which i bet you don’t know.

1. There is a species ants called Jack Jumper Ant, whose bite is fatal. However sources say that it’s antidote exists.

1. There is a species ants called Jack Jumper Ant, whose bite is fatal. However sources say that it's antidote exists

2. Another species Bullet Ant, is known to give the more painful pain among the species. The pain can last for around 24 hours.

2. Another species Bullet Ant, is known to give the more painful pain among the species. The pain can last for around 24 hours

3. Ant’s eyes cannot provide high resolution image instead they have “compound eyes”, which are made up of tiny lenses that  are suitable for critical movement detection.

3. Ant's eyes cannot provide high resolution image instead they have "compound eyes", which are made up of tiny lenses that are suitable for critical movement detection

4. Termites are usually linked to ants but it’s myth, instead they are in close relation with cockroaches.

4. Termites are usually linked to ants but it's myth, instead they are in closer relation with cockroaches.

5. The Ant is known to be smartest insect with around 250,000 brain cells inside its head, interesting isn’t it.

5. The Ant is known to be smartest insect with around 250,000 brain cells inside its head, interesting isn't it.

6. According to recent study ants can lift around 5000 times their weight.

6. According to recent study ants can life around 5000 times their weight.

 

7. Each colony of the ant has its own individual smell, which helps them to detect the intruders.

7. Each colony of the ant has its own individual smell, which helps them to detect the intruders.

8. Acc to a study, the colonies of ant can be from few dozen to trillions.

8. Acc to a study, the colonies of ant can be from few dozen to trillions

9. You won’t believe but ants are everywhere, to every landmass of the planet earth. However there are exceptions like Antarctica, and some handful of islands.

9. You won't believe but ants are everywhere, to every landmass of the planet earth. However there are exceptions like Antarctica, and some handful of islands.

10. Although this one seems to be little weird, but there are several countries where ants and their larvae are eaten. Their eggs are considered insect caviar and can be sold around $40 USD per pound.

10. Although this one seems to be little weird, but there are several countries where ants and their larvae are eaten. Their eggs are considered insect cavier and can be sold around $40 USD per pound.

11. Now this one is little interesting, acc to recent scientific study there are around 10,000,000,000,000,000 individual ants at any given particular time on earth. They are estimated to represent around 15-20% of total terrestrial animal biomass on earth.

11. Now this one is little interesting, acc to recent scientific study there are around 10,000,000,000,000,000 individual ants at any given particular time on earth.

12. “supercolonies” are the largest colonies of the ant, which covers around 3,700 miles , and consists of something like 1 billion ants.

12. "supercolonies" are the largest colonies of the ant, which covers around 3,700 miles , and consists of something like 1 billion ants.

13. 12,000 known species of ants live on earth. They range from color, shape and size from 0.02 to 2 inches in length.

13. 12,000 known species of ants live on earth. They range from color, shape and size from 0.02 to 2 inches in length.

14. There is a special aquarium developed by NASA which keeps ants as pets to research on them which is called “Antquarium”.

14. There is a special aquarium developed by NASA which keeps ants as pets to research on them which is called "Antquarium".

15. Ants also know many wide range of moves like jumping, rafting, gliding etc.

15. Ants also know many wide range of moves like jumping, rafting, gliding etc