- Can ants 'bulk up?' Do they have training sessions at ant gyms to help them get to horsefly-carrying shape? Maybe they start with a gnat, move up to a housefly, etc.
- Is there an equivalent to steroids for ants? Was this ant we spied just an artificial substance user or did he actually have super-ant strength?
- Are ants so strong because they're flatter and have more legs? Maybe human beings are doomed to strength mediocrity because we're taller and have a higher center of gravity. I know that I almost topple over when I put too much weight on my shoulder for squats. But then, I could just be a big wuss.
The whole event was fascinating - the ant and horsefly got stuck in a sidewalk crack - equivalent to a big ditch I'm sure. Not a problem - the ant just keep pulling until the horsefly was ditch-free.
That has me thinking of another ant dumb question - do they carry things with their mouths? I can't imagine those spindly legs are very useful. I'm not sure I'd want a horsefly in my mouth. That's kind of nasty.