How fast are ants relative to larger animals?

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Offline cheryl j

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How fast are ants relative to larger animals?
« on: 15/07/2013 04:42:13 »
I was watching a tiny ant the other day and thought compared to his own body length he's pretty speedy. In fact, if I was flying in an airplane and looking down at a car that looked that small I don't think it would be going as fast.
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Re: How fast are ants relative to larger animals?
« Reply #1 on: 17/07/2013 10:04:11 »
Well ants do have a relatively higher speed than the humans in reference to their mass. if humans are shrunken to their size they will be a lot slower than the ants..
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Re: How fast are ants relative to larger animals?
« Reply #3 on: 27/07/2013 01:23:15 »
So in the link it said an ant's speed is equivalent to about 85 kph. That is about the speed of a car on the highway after all. I wonder what makes them so metabolically fast. Do generate ATP with the same glycolysis cycle animals use?
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