How an ant can carry something heavier than it?

  1. bs31 profile image60
    bs31posted 2 years ago

    How an ant can carry something heavier than it?

  2. Tusitala Tom profile image62
    Tusitala Tomposted 2 years ago

    I'm guessing that the gravitational pull on an ant is lesser in proportion to its strength than that of, say, an elephant.  An ant can lift probably ten times its weight and carry it in its jaws, and elephant can't lift its own weight with its trunk.   A domestic cat can leap ten times is height onto a fence, a lion would struggle to leap five times its height.

    I'm only putting forward a view here, and I admit it's not scientific.  But I've noticed that even in human beings, a small man can often lift more, IN PROPORTION to his size and weight than a bigger man.   By that I mean, an Olympic lifter who weigh only 140 lbs might be able to lift three times his body weight over his head, say, 420 pounds, whereas a 280lb man lifts 600 pounds, i.e, only 2.5 times his bodyweight.

  3. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 2 years ago

    Yeah, like the sumo man or the weight lifter, its the strength from the legs and arms