These tiny little insects appear out of nowhere to grab their share of food, especially when on a picnic. They load their itsy-bitsy backs almost 20 times their own body weight, and carry the food back to the ant hill – where a million more of their own kind hustle and bustle to do the same. Did you ever wonder how much this teeny insect weighs? The average weight of an ant is 3 milligrams! An ant brain has about 250 000 brain cells (a human brain has 10,000 million).
Ants have colonised almost every landmass on Earth. The only places lacking indigenous ants are Antarctica and a few remote or inhospitable islands.