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ANTS
By Tom Hyland
Last edited: Sunday, May 03, 2009
Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2009



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Yeah, I know - WEIRD, huh?

Sorry, but I'm only using what God gave me -
a Warped Mind!

Makes me think of Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity - E = MC 2 ...

It's all RELATIVE - isn't it?







ANTS

© - Tom Hyland - 05-03-09


Yep - them thar cute lil Critters - Pismires!
Which we inadvertently Squash by the Millions!
Have you ever pondered their Qualities?
Strength - Industriousness - Persistence!

Whenever I sit and watch Them,
I am amazed at how busy they Are.
One long line scurrying Hither,
The other, scooting Yon!

Some are obviously going To Work -
The unending search for Food -
Others Returning Home,
Carrying their Burdens of Treasure!

Estimates say they can carry Anywhere
From Twenty to Fifty Times their Weight!
Bet that Blows Arnold Schwartzenagerís mind, Huh?
That Chemical Additive would put Steroids to Shame!

As you gaze down at their lil Hills,
Circles of sand, tunneling Downward -
Have you wondered What
Itís like under the Earth?

Colonies - Colonies - Colonies - Everywhere!
Ant-Hills remind me of Pyramids!
Egyptian - Aztec - Incan - Mayan!
But - Their Species did not Survive!

They obviously have a Plan!
Survival of the Fittest?
Millions - Billions - Zillions!
A veritable Microcosmos of Activity!

Classification of their Species
Range from 12,000 to 14,000!
Like Wasps and Bees - Highly Organized -
Colonies working for the Common Good!

Workers - Soldiers - Drones - Queens -
Castes which somehow know their Tasks -
And DO them Proficiently!
Quite Unlike Man!

Oh, how Upset we Get -
When these Unwanted Pesky Guests
Invade our Picnics!
#$%^**&^ - Critters!

Do Ants Scream when we Squash Them?
Do They Bleed?
Do they perform Rituals?
Do they have Funerals?

Now - Take a Giant Leap for Mankind -
If you Will -
Just Imagine Much Larger Titans -
Way Out in Outer Space -

Having these Same Thoughts About US!


© - TKH
FROM - WIKIPEDIA:

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Vespoidea
Family: Formicidae
Latreille, 1809

Subfamilies

0. Aenictogitoninae
0. Agroecomyrmecinae
0. Amblyoponinae (incl. "Apomyrminae")
0. Aneuretinae
0. Brachymyrmex
0. Cerapachyinae
0. Dolichoderinae
0. Ecitoninae (incl. "Dorylinae" and "Aenictinae")
0. Ectatomminae
0. Formicinae
0. Heteroponerinae
0. Leptanillinae
0. Leptanilloidinae
0. Martialinae
0. Myrmeciinae (incl. "Nothomyrmeciinae")
0. Myrmicinae
0. Paraponerinae
0. Ponerinae
0. Proceratiinae
0. Pseudomyrmecinae
0.
Cladogram of ant subfamilies



PUCK: -

ďWhat Fools These Mortals Be!Ē


P.S. - Watch where youíre Stepping!

? Tom ?

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Reviewed by Mr. Ed
As you gaze down at their lil Hills,
Circles of sand, tunneling Downward -
Have you wondered What
Itís like under the Earth?

I have, many times -great minds truly think alike - I sit and watch ants quite often - to me, they are utterly fascinating - and their lives are very much like ours - they each have a job to do (warriors, food gatherers, herders, and they even have baby sitters for the young.)

I started a novel several years ago about an ant colony led by a warrior named Anthony - and gave up when I realized that probably no one would even want to read it.

But Nature is truly fascinating, down to the tiniest beings on Earth, if we only look and listen and learn.
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
Ah, Puck, one of the wisest of them all. Neat treatise on ants. Ever try the chocolate coated ones? Ants could be our next protein source at many a meal and all it takes is a wee bit of honey. lol ps. Tom, I love all American accents and wish I could adopt a few just to try them on for size. Honey! yes, got a whole container in the fridge, in there to keep the ants out of it. Hugs and Canuck love, J'nia
Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello
Well at least they don't need stimulus checks to work...and eat.

Cynthia
Reviewed by John Martin
I donít know, Tom. All I know is they live at home with their mother. Thatís probably why donít meet too many of them in bars.

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