Thursday, March 5, 2009

An Antsy Proposition

Ants are the little unappreciated creatures which do their job no matter what. In short, they are the queen ant’s bitch and you can do nothing about it.

Some ants fast facts (thank you, Google) which may or may not contain subliminal messages with what we are trying to describe here:

There are more than 12,000 species of ants all over the world. One of which is called the IPOLO-ANT, found exclusively in a mountainous region somewhere in Rizal, Philippines.

Some queen ants can live for many years and have millions of babies. We are optimistic and hopeful about the “can live for many years” part but quite questions the queen ant’s decision to “have a million babies” It’s not yet a million but as of this time the baby ants have been named. Because ants are rather, errr, antsy I’d be posting only the initials of the babies’ names: S.S., B., S.A., C.O and half brother C.S., and the newborn, S.F.

An ant can lift 20 times its own body weight. Sometimes they carry loads of minidv’s and betacam tapes. Ants don’t have ears. Ants "hear" by feeling vibrations in the ground through their feet. But don’t let that tiny, tiny mouth fool you. When it bites, it’s sure to itch! Remember the fly against the carabao story? That’s a different one but you get the gist. They don’t have ears but they listen. Oh yes, they do.

When ants fight, it is usually to the death! Ha! Sometimes some of them just write blogs to fight to the death. Coward-ish, but it could save one ants life.

When the queen of the colony dies, the colony can only survive a few months. Queens are rarely replaced and the workers are not able to reproduce. They call it retrenchment in an ant colony lingo. So, yeah queen ant’s bitch all the way even if you disagree with ‘em.

And the point in all these? Study everything first before making THAT decision because really, it can bite you in the ass. And eventually, it’ll itch. And no i am not talking to the moon.