Photography by Thomas Philip
Like most insects, Ants have six legs.Wherein Each leg has three joints. Their legs are very strong, they can run very quickly.if a man could run as fast as ant does as per his size then he could run as fast a racehorse.Another interesting thing is ants can lift 20 times their own body weight.The average life expectancy of an ant is 45-60 days. Their   antenae is not only used for touch but also for sense of smell.Their jaws open and shut sideways similar to a pair of scissors.Its found that  Adult ants  are not able to chew and swallow solid food, instead they swallow the juice from the piece of food and throw away the leftover dry part.They have two eyes,wherein each eye is made of many smaller eyes.which are called as compound eyes .the outer body of the ants are covered with a hard armour which is called as exoskeleton.till date there are over 10000 known species of ants and i dont know what type of ant is shown in the pic above ,lol.And each of the ant colonies has one or more Queens 


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