Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Submarine Ants

Heard on the radio this morning that ants can live underwater for up to two days.

Don't know if that's really so or not, but it sure does sound cool. Then again, I always thought ants are cool.


Anonymous Lucy said...

So. What I hear you saying is that I need to drown ants for 3 days. Thanks for the "heads-up". Which goes in the file with the "warning" from the snake-loving-zoology professor that even one dog can SERIOUSLY damage a snake population.

I now own two dogs. And will be drowning ants thoroughly.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 9:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I loathe and despise ants. In Africa, they tried to eat me alive. I am not kidding. You'd be sitting there minding your own business, and a scout ant would get you a painful pinch. He was attempting to kill me with his venom and then bring 40 billion of his buddies by to eat my corpse. And of course heaven help you if you left garbage, a dead cockroach, or even peanut butter on a sponge (from cleaning off a knife). Within an hour, the ants would form an army and invade the house.

The only things I hate more than ants are (1) bees (2) goats, and (3) chimpanzees.

Currently I live in the woods. Ants attempt, each year, to EAT my domicile. I am trying to pay off a mortgage, and the ants think my house is dinner. It costs me about $300 a year or more to prevent them from such lavish dining. Seriously, they're trying to eat my house.

Snakes never tried to eat my house. But yes, ants are fascinating. In a vampirish sort of way :)

Bill (industrialblog)

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 3:00:00 PM  
Blogger Paul Burgess said...

Hmmmm... ever read H.G. Wells' The Empire of the Ants? Also set in the tropics, albeit the Amazon rather than Africa...

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 5:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Lucy said...

Yeah. I definitely hate goats. My husband thought about getting some to clear off inaccessible parts of the property. I told him to do whatever he wanted, but I would hold him responsible.

He decided it might not be the best idea after one of the guys he works with tried it. And the minature goat charged the house, broke in a plate-glass window, and chased his wife around the living-room in circles until she fled to another room.

Yeah. Goats chasing me through the house. That would be bad. At least ants are stompable.

Thursday, May 04, 2006 11:42:00 AM  

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