- Ants can lift more than 3 times their own body weight
- An ant has two stomaches, one for food for itself and one for food for other ants in the colony
- There are more than 10 000 know ant species
- Ants have the largest brain amongst insects
- Ants do not have lungs, they ‘breath’ oxygen through tiny holes all over their bodies
- Some cultures use ‘ant sutures’ by coaxing insects to bite the wound edges with their jaws and then twist off the insects’ heads, leaving behind a stitch/staple
- Ants are used to help harvest rooibos
- Ants like to live in my kettle!