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    Consider The Ant.

    From Proverbs I believe.

    Most of us earthlings consider them to be a serious pain in the butt. Theyíre really tiny but there are more of them on our planet than any other creature including us. For every earthling alive right now there are about 1.6 million ants. Now thatís a real majority.

    Ants can easily lift 20 times their own weight. They have two stomachs Ö one holds their own food and the second holds food to be shared with their brother and sister ants. Sort of like a snug take out which they barf up later for their buddies.

    Bummer is they only live for about two months Ö unless you spray them with insecticide or tramp on them or an anteater nails them.

    So if you hate ants move to Antarctica cos itís the only continent you wonít find them.

    Thank you very much for reading.

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    And the Ant produces Methane Gas

    Each termite produces, on average, about half a microgram of methane per day, a seemingly insignificant amount. However, when this is multiplied up by the world population of termites, global methane emission from this source is estimated to be about 20 million tonnes each year.

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    Re: Consider The Ant.

    I remember back when I was like 8 yrs where we lived a new red ant hole appeared near our house.

    Well my parents were conflicted as what to do.

    They didn't believe it would work, but I went out and dug the whole thing out. It was really cool, all the chambers, eggs, winged.

    Far as I know I killed that colony.
    “The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
    Gang aft agley.
    An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
    For promis'd joy!

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    Re: Consider The Ant.

    Quote Originally Posted by McOscar View Post
    And the Ant produces Methane Gas

    Each termite produces, on average, about half a microgram of methane per day, a seemingly insignificant amount. However, when this is multiplied up by the world population of termites, global methane emission from this source is estimated to be about 20 million tonnes each year.

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    Ants & Termites are unrelated and are totally different. Although in some countries termites are referred to as "white ants" they may be white but they are not ants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jones jones View Post
    Ants & Termites are unrelated and are totally different. Although in some countries termites are referred to as "white ants" they may be white but they are not ants.
    Well butter my arsse. I stand corrected. I thought some termites were ants.

    I like Ants In that marching, colonising, Industrious type kind of way.

    At my local Zoo, they had Leaf Cutter Ants. I could stand there all day watching the little fella's go back and forth, back and forth.

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    How cool.. I didn't know they had 2 stomachs!

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