We see ants all the time. Not inside the house, outside, here, there. The strange thing is, we don’t care much about these ants. If we are trying to carry food items in our house.. we take some precautions to prevent them from coming. Elders also say that the philosophy of hard work should be learned from ants. Even on ants, research is always done somewhere. In the latest research, there is increasing interest in knowing the details like the number of ants and their weight.
Surprising things in research on ants
Sometimes a question comes to many people’s minds. How many ants are there on earth? There is a suspicion that So far no one has given a correct answer to this question. Got the latest answer. For the first time in ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)’ A website has done a thorough research on ants. How many ants are there on this planet? What are their birth antecedents? An in-depth study was conducted on all the topics. Many surprising things have been revealed in this research.
How many ants are there on earth? How much do they weigh?
A recent research report has revealed that there are about 20 quadrillion ants on our planet. If it is written as a number it will be like this (20,000,000,000,000,000). 20 quadrillion means 20 thousand million. This report also said when no more ants were born. Ants have been revealed to be eusocial insects that evolved from vespoid wasp ancestors during the Cretaceous period, with a total of 15,000 species in the world. It revealed that there are 13,800 categories of these. Most of these are unnamed by scientists.
It has been revealed that if all the ants on earth were powdered, they would weigh about 12 million tons. The total weight of ants exceeds the mass of all mammals and birds in the world, the study said. It revealed equal to one-fifth of the total weight of human beings.
The tiny creatures that run the world are ants- Edward O Wilson
“Ants are the little creatures that run the world” That’s what Edward O’Wilson, a famous biologist, said. He said that due to the large number of ants, they play a vital role in breaking down organic matter. Hence, they are very crucial in the food chain. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), included an analysis of 489 studies of ant populations conducted by scientists around the world.
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