Fast Facts: Ants – Part II

Welcome to Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope! I’m Carl Kerby and, today, we’re going to be talking about the only farmer on the planet other than humans – the ant.

It’s true! Some ants farm aphids, scale bugs, and mealy bugs. 

These ants will carry these insects to the plant they want them to feed on and sporadically stroke the back of their “herd,” who will pass on to them a highly nutritious nectar. In return, the ants will protect and care for them. 

Unbelievably, ants know when rain is coming and will take their “flocks” to shelter, this can include into their own nests, for protection.  

The fact is, human weathermen can’t predict the weather with all their sophisticated equipment, but God designed the ant with this amazing ability!

What a great ant/”herd” relationship, right? Not so fast! I’ll give the rest of the story in the next Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope. Until then, stay bold!

Karl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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