Life of Ants

Dear Friends,

I was trying to find something nice to post about  – and decided that today’s theme would be about some fascinating creatures who farm, dispose of their dead, have war, are skilled architects, and do remarkable things like build bridges with their own bodies or even protect trees from creatures several hundred-thousand times larger. This creature has been admired for its work ethic, fortitude and team work in stories  across cultures. What creature is this? The ant, of course.

Here is a small video of E.O. Wilson briefly showing how an ant chemical trail works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HKl8Luuotw (It’s a simple video, but cool to see him speaking)

And here is a picture of an ant hurricane! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fFgHUL8Oiw&feature=related

Happy Ant Day!

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