Why do ant carry 5 times there weight?
September 25, 2010 2:01pm CST
I saw an ant carry a water melon and its 5 times their body weight and why cant human beings do that..?
25 Sep 10
Hello Pnoyballer! Some things are what they are and we should let them that way because they are for the best. If a apple was 10 times the weight of a man, i think that the man will have the strenght to pick it up, because of evolution and adaptation functions during a very very long time. We all adapt, plants, animals, humans to our necesity
26 Sep 10
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square-cube_law Check the part on biomechanics. A larger creature has less muscular strength per unit mass. That is, ants can carry several times their body weight precisely because they're small. A human-sized ant wouldn't even be able to move.