Proverbs 6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
Everyone in the colony has a part to perform…But the Queen insures the colonies success. Without queens colonies would cease to exist. I am talking about living breathing queens not imaginary ones. Some colonies kill to defend a queen that really does not exist. The angels are coming to destroy that colony.
When it comes to restoring grasslands, ecologists may have another way to evaluate their progress -— ants. The more diverse the ant population, the closer a restored section of grassland is to its original state, according to one expert. When it comes to native grasslands, ants are “ecosystem engineers.” ~ source Science Daily.Com
Charlies Ants a great tract for all ages.
How much work do ants do?
Well, assuming a worker ant spends half his work day carrying 100 mg (25x their weight) at a speed of 1 inch per second, this calculates to 0.85 joules. Not much, but if we scale this to human proportions, this translates to 13.1 megajoules. This is the equivalent of carrying a 50 lb rock a distance of 36.6 miles!