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I think they just become "less active".
apparently they just have rest periods instead of actual sleep, mainly because they don't have eyelilds. Tough break. Also, in cold weather and/or winter their metabolisms slow down, so they seem to rest more.
Saw loads of big ant hills on holiday.
Can't stop thinking about ants.
one of the expansion packs had some hidden missions where you fought giant ants.
TANKS VS GIANT ANTS.
that on the back of the box there was a picture of a ninja fighting a tank.
watching groups of big red ants dragging pieces of dropped food back to their massive swarming ant hills...I can't stop thinking about ants. They're everywhere when you stop and look.
Billions of ants.
ill not be seeing him again
Did you know that there is a fish that tricks the lady fish into thinking that he has eggs on his tail, she goes in head first to gulp them up thinking she has missed them, as she goes in close he releases fish semen in her face/mouth!! LOLOLOLOLOLOL clever fish! trying to remember the name of it, only read it last night. :D
you disgust me
and sort of terrifying at the same time. I've just read The Drowned World too; I'm now imagining all life devolving to the Triassic period, where everything is grotesque and huge, like Vanessa Feltz.
Technically no. But they do undergo periods of lessened brain activity similar to what we experience at sleep. They amass into colonies at night and have this collective period.
There is this parasite called the liver lancet fluke which can thrive and reproduce in sheep. The prarsite lays eggs which pass out in the sheep excrement. Snails eat the excrement and within the snail the eggs hatch into parasite organisms. These pass out in the snail slime. Heres where the ants come in. Well, ants eat the slime, and in doing so become infected with the parasite. The parasite performs some sort of host manipulation - a mind control of sorts and causes the ant to react in an odd way. Every morning, just as the sun rises (nature has a beautiful drama) - the ant 'awakens' from its lower brain power state - its 'sleep' (not really, but...), before the other ants, and leaves the colony. The parasite seems to activate some suicidal tendency in the ant - it causes it to climb to the very top of grass blades, and just sit there. Waiting. The sheep graze and eat the grass, unknowingly eating the infected ants - as such the parasite finds its way into an environment where it can thrive, reproduce and start the cycle once more.
This joke only works in person, marckee.
they didnt appear to sleep