Thursday, June 28, 2007

Consider The Ants...

Have you ever really stopped and and considered the ant? It's amazing to watch them at work, building their tunnels and carrying food etc. I tried to take a few pictures, it was a little difficult due to their very small size (you can see in the first photo just how small these ants really are.)

"There be four things which are little upon the earth,

but they are exceeding wise:

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.

Did you Know:

~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.


Ruth Ann said...

Emily, what a neat post! I really like the Scripture and the pictures, and the info at the bottom. That's really neat. Thank you for sharing. Love, Ruth Ann

Sarah said...

How interesting! Those are really good pictures, I've tried taking pictures of ants before but they all turned out blurry.

Kim said...

Wow!!! you got some really cool pictures of ants...
i LOVE to read interesting little facts like that!!!

Jacob said...

This is just what the Lord's been encouraging me about: diligence and thankfulness. Thanks for a timely post! --Jacob

Anders Viking said...

I have a Canon Rebel XT (in Europe we call it Canon 300D). It's a wonderful black SLR with 8 Megapixels...All the photos you see in the blog are made small so I can post more shots. If you want a big copy, just ask. I can send it by mail, if you want one.

God bless!