Amazing Weightlifting Ant

Photo source, BBC News
Ants change the size of their feet to help them lift massive amounts of weight. The ant in the picture is lifting 100 times its body weight. The picture was taken by zoology specialist Dr Thomas Endlein of Cambridge University. He took it while researching the sticky feet of insects.

His research demonstrates how ants change the size and shape of the pads on their feet to enable them to
carry heavier loads. He hopes that one day this might help scientists learn to develop better glues.

Maybe there will be a time in the future when we will have glue that can stick any two or more things together as if they were one piece, but also be able to be pulled apart easily whenever we want to. This would be a huge breakthrough.

To read more on the story of this amazing ant photo go to the BBC News story: Weightlifting ant is photo winner

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