Nature's Place

Herculean Feet


You can’t beat the ant for sheer grit and determination. This slender legged creature was observed pulling its find over a distance of two metres in about one minute. The fly it’s taking back to its nest is five or more times its own size and weight and the two metres distance it was observed is the equivalent of you or me pulling five times our own weight a hundred metres or so. I don’t know about you but I’d be lucky to move something that heavy even one inch.

The stress on its feet must be enormous. Do ants have feet?


Slender Ant

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