Sunday, June 26, 2016

Why Don't We Ever See Fat Ants?

June 26, 2016

The title is pretty much the whole entry. Certain types of ants swarm to sugary foods, but they don’t get fat. Are any scientists studying how the ants metabolize the sugar so that they don't get fat? As a dyed-in-the-wool sugar lover, I think the question merits some research.

I looked it up (a little) and saw articles online about why ants don’t get killed in the microwave (does the author also pull wings off flies?), and asking why, if margarine is healthier than butter, ants won’t eat it (Good question); but not why ants don’t get fat from all the sugar.

Somebody needs to look into this.

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