Ants 🐜 Nature's Own Cleaning System
Living in a tropical country - especially during rainy season - and in a rural area, we're dealing with a lot of of bugs like mosquitos, wasps, spiders, ants and so on. And it's the last mentioned, that we've had to deal with lately.
Ants are inhabiting our gardens - sometimes biting us when in the vicinity of their nests - and during heavy rains they even come into our homes from time to time, because their nests are flooded. Despite all of that, today we got so fascinated by them and saw a scene from documentaries happening just before our eyes.
It was this group of ants working together, carrying something that's way larger (wasp that died from "natural causes) than them and seeing the speed at which they moved; from one end of the floor to the other. The only time we've seen them slowing down was on the rug and it was captivating to see how they observed, tried, assessed and adjusted their strategy to get off the rug. After that they were speeding towards the door.
This only goes to show how wondrous nature is and works and how much we can learn from it. Ants showing us teamwork for starters and the PDCA cycle (Plan, Do, Check, Adjust) in action. Also, how ants are nature's own cleaning system. Of course we often regard them as pests and a nuisance, but without them how much of nature's waste would be polluting our noses or our (nature) parks, etc. What more could we learn from ants? 🤓