The ants are a people not strong,
yet they prepare their meat in the summer..." Proverbs 30: 24-25
"..Which having no guide,
overseer, or ruler,Provideth her meat in the summer,
and gathereth her food in the harvest." Proverbs 6:5b-7
Notice the ant in the middle is carrying out
one grain of sand from the tunnels below.
~The average life expectancy of an ant is 45-60 days.
~The ant has two eyes, each eye is made of many smaller eyes.
~There are over 10,000 known species of ants.
~Many ants such as the common Red species have a sting which they use to defend their nest.
~The common Black Ants and Wood Ants have no sting, but they can squirt a spray of formic acid. Some birds put ants in their feathers because the ants squirt formic acid which gets rid of the parasites.
~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.