Ants: Day 10

The pANTemonium continues! Well, mostly. Action has been rather subdued the past few days. It’s harder to count the ants now, with all the tunnels and gel mountains on top, but it appears the remaining 34 are alive and well.

AntsDay10A

Ant Fact: Ants do not have lungs; oxygen enters through tiny holes all over the body and carbon dioxide leaves through those same holes.

Ants also don’t have blood vessels; their heart is a long tube that pumps colorless blood from the head back to the rear, and then back up to the head again.

AntsDay10B.jpg

Anyone who studies ants is considered a myrmecologist. Early myrmecologists considered ant society as the ideal form of society and sought to find solutions to human problems by studying them. If only we were as simple as ants…

AntsDay10C

Almost there little ants!

Ant Cam:

Advertisements

One thought on “Ants: Day 10

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s