An ant weighs between 1 and 5 milligrammes on average. The aggregate weight of all the ants on Earth is higher than that of all the people, with about 10,000 species.
Ants, despite their diminutive size, can carry burdens up to 20 times their own weight, according to observers. On a human scale, this is the equivalent of a 150-pound individual lugging a compact automobile about. In an effort to better understand the physiology of their strength and how it can be applied to future technology, researchers discovered that the American field ant’s neck joint can endure a pressure of 5,000 times the ant’s weight in 2014.
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