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Originally posted by Morningglory
Great thread. I find it humbling when humans can't outsmart "dumb" creatures.
The best use of ants imo was in the movie Apocalypto, the mom used ants to suture her son's wound. Not sure if that would work with the variety of ants I have but I've cataloged it away just in case.
Originally posted by Xoanon
Weird Scenes Inside The Kitchen: My own anty antecdotes
The kitchen is the front line of the war that these ants wage for my food. I have seen a lot of ant-death in there. It is much, I suppose like 2nd generation WWI warfare; what with the 409 and the other chemicals, also the fact that other than the chemicals the chief means by which these ants die is mechanical trauma. There is also lots of death by water.
What if ants were assassins
and spiders were spies
would the sugar bowl become
the new battleground?
Would cobwebs be broadcasting
To foreign governments and would
Picnics take on a whole new meaning?
The spiders in my house reproduce like rabbits
They lurk in corners that no bachelor thinks
To dust, they try to snare me as I leave in the
Morning, sticky strands tickling my nose.
The ants used to come in long supply lines
And I would strafe them from above with a spray
that I was sure did more damage to me than
To them, as they scattered and ran for cover
Besides I thought this was termed gas warfare
And was banned or perhaps in this war the rules
Of engagement are somewhat different.
Now the ants come singly, their tactics
Are now one of stealth, hit and run, as they carry
Off their plundered items. But what if they were assassins,
How would I cope then?