My World!

By biomass - that is, the total weight of the lifeform on Earth - Ants are by far the dominant animal on Earth. Not only do they occupy most land masses on the planet, but they do so in large, connected groups - there's a single ant colony that stretches from the South of Spain to Monaco and well inland, all ruled by a mighty Queen.

In their dedication to respective tasks, an individual ant functions much like a nerve of a larger organism, and one can think of a colony in this way, roughly - as a single lifeform. ANT.

Ants will most likely survive even the worst global disaster we can conjure up, and with luck be here when this world is finally burned back to dust and ashes. We certainly won't be, one way or another.

So the next time you see an ant on the path, step over instead of on, and ponder the greatness that is Life.


l.e.s.ter said...

Resistance is futile.

Redshirt said...

Didyaknow there are several species of ants that not only farm, but manage domesticated livestock? True facts!

l.e.s.ter said...

Did not know. Fascinating. Also fascinating that science didn't figure that out until recently.