Ants..

Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by Mandana, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Mandana Registered Senior Member

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    Do ants have muscles? What is the mechanics of their walking?
     
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  3. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    Of course they have muscles. And a brain, nervous system, heart, as well as a digestive and circulatory system.
     
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  5. origin Heading towards oblivion Valued Senior Member

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    What do you mean? Ants have an exoskeleton so the muscles attach to the inside of exoskeleton shell. The muscles contract and relax to move the exoskeleton shell. To walk the muscles pivot the exoskeleton leg parts around joints.
     
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  7. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Why do you ask? You've never read a biology textbook?
     
  8. Mandana Registered Senior Member

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    Yes, that's what I was looking for.. thanks
     
  9. Varda The Bug Lady Valued Senior Member

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    Insects are ridiculously muscular. They have a LOT more muscle power than we do.
    Have you ever looked at a cricket's legs? They're massive.
     
  10. river-wind Valued Senior Member

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  11. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    Animal Power Rankings:
    1. Dogs
    2. Sharks
    3. Bees
    4. Ants
    5. Dolphins
     
  12. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Meaningless.
    Define "power" in this context.
     
  13. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    Rankings from best to worst from 1-5. it is personal opinion.
    Dogs- Great listeners, truly mans best friend
    Sharks- They dominate the ocean
    Bees- What is it? If bees go extinct man will begin to go extinct 40 days later??
    Ants- Possibly the strongest animal in the world
    Dolphins- The animal with the highest average IQ.
     
  14. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    In other words nothing to do with power.

    Nope.

    Also nope.

    What sort of drugs are you on?

    Nope.

    Also wrong.

    But a good attempt, nevertheless.
     
  15. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    I think im write in every instance
     
  16. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    So what? You think a lot of things. Few of which are even close to being right.

    1) Dogs rarely listen. They might hear but they don't understand a great deal.
    2) Sharks - dolphins can kill them or chase them away, Hardly "dominance".
    3) Bees - not a clue as to what you're talking about. Evidence please.
    4) Ants - "possibly the strongest animal in the world"? Right, so an elephant (which can lift a tree trunk) is weaker than an ant?
    5) Dolphins IQ - we can't even measure the IQ of non-human animals (that's one fail), and HUMANS are the animals with the highest IQ (by definition) (second fail).
     
  17. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    Wrong

    Did not realize this, but im sure it takes at least 3 or 4 dolphins to chase a shark away.

    http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/einstein-bees

    If the ant were the size of a elephant they would life much more than a tree trunk

    Other than man then dolphins are probably the quickest thinking animal.
     
  18. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    What do dogs, sharks, bees and dolphins have to do with a thread about muscles in ants?
     
  19. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah? Evidence please.
    Fail so far.

    In other words you're still spouting nonsense. And 3 or 4 or not it still shows that sharks don't have "dominance".
    Another fail.

    Oh right.
    You - If bees go extinct man will begin to go extinct 40 days later
    Einstein - man would have no more than four years to live
    Plus, of course, FROM THAT same link -
    Fail.

    An ant the size of an elephant couldn't even support its own weight.
    Fail.

    Supposition. How do show is an ape is smarter than a dolphin?
    Fail.


    * Mac
    Beats me. The idoit is just trolling again.
     
  20. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    You are a angry young man. I'll let you get back to your discussion.
     
  21. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Wrong.

    Wrong.

    Wrong.

    Yes, please stay away.
     
  22. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    Young? maybe if you compared him with say...a sequoia tree.

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    I wouldn't call him "angry"...he just doesn't suffer fools gladly, and has a low tolerance for people who post what he considers rubbish under the pretense that it's actually useful to the discussion or has any value whatsoever.
     
  23. Emil Valued Senior Member

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    And in the end all of them are eaten by bacteria.
    Now who is the powerful?
     

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