Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ant carries 100 times its own body weight

As I was reading today I came across this article. Lets read on… Subhanallah! Glory Be to God!
[[An extraordinary picture of an ant carrying 100 times its own body weight has scooped first prize in a science photography competition, it has emerged.
The image shows an Asian weaver ant hanging upside down on a glass-like surface and holding a 500 mg weight in its jaws.
It was captured by Dr Thomas Endlein of Zoology department at the University of Cambridge who was investigating the sticky feet of ants and other insects.
"Ants can change the size and shape of the pads on their feet depending on the load they are carrying," said Dr Endlein.
"If they have to carry heavy loads they increase the contact area, and when they need to run they decrease it."
Dr Endlein added that as well as shedding light on ants' seemingly gravity-defying feats, the research could help scientists develop better glues.
"The pads on ants' feet are self-cleaning and can stick to almost any type of surface," he said.
"No man-made glue or adhesive system can match this. Understanding how animals can control their adhesive systems should help us come up with clever adhesives in the future."
The image won first prize in the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council science photo competition.]]End
Who equipped this little ant with this ability?Allah be He blessed and exalted supported this little ant with brain and sophisticated programs to be able to lift heavy things which are so many times over their own weight. And can deliver these things to long distance and save it to feed on it in winter.( Glory Be to Him)! Ant is created and inside its brain are  all necessary programs to continue life. Who supported it with these programs? God says: (How many are the creatures that carry not their own sustenance? It is God who feeds (both) them and you: for He hears and knows (all things).)(Sûrat Al-Ankabot- verse 60).
How man  so proud and arrogant is  unable to match a little ant’s adhesive system and has to learn from a little common insect such as the ant?
Such is Allah, your Lord, the Creator of all things, there is no god but He: Then how ye are deluded away from the Truth!
[ Surah 40- Verse 62]
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