Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ant Facts

Ants are fascinating insects, and smart too! They communicate with each other, can carry 20x their own body weight and are of course, always interesting to view under a microscope. A few random facts about ants:
  • An ant has 6 legs, each with 3 joints
  • Average life expectancy of an ant is 45-60 days
  • Adult ants can not chew and swallow solid food
  • Ants have 2 stomachs
Ant captured at 100x magnification using the BA310 biological microscope and the MW5.1 CCD microscope camera.