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How many times can an ant lift its own weight?

The ability of worker ants to carry many times their own body weight is well documented, but new research on heavy-lifting ants reveals that the neck joint of a common American field ant can withstand pressures up to 5,000 times greater than its own body weight.

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Ants Can Support 5,000 Times Their Body Weight Before Losing Their Heads | Nature World News

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