the tiny teacher
The tiny teacher itself depicts the dedication of the smallest creature towards their duties assigned them to perform in a very sincere way. Being the hard working and intelligent creature, they perform their duties in the form of cleaners, nurses, workers, soldiers and trainers. They lived in an anthill having hundreds of little rooms and passage for all ants. The queen ant only lays eggs after its wedding flight with a drone. Through the life cycle [Egg->Grub->Cocoon->Ant], a perfect ant appears. They learn their duties from old ant and ready to survive in the world of work like cleaners, nurses, workers, soldiers and trainers. They also allow other creatures to live in their anthill to get pleasant smell, sweet juice and playthings. People should learn many qualities from this wisest creature hard work, sense of duty and discipline, loyalty towards their country.
The ant being a smallest insect is an intelligent and hardworking creature. As it is the commonest insect, we know a number of facts about it. An ant has feelers which is also called antennae. It uses them to talk and greet other ants while moving up or down the wall.. The black or red ones are the commonest among them. They live in their comfortable homes, generally called nests or anthills, just below the surface of the soil. Each anthill has hundreds of little rooms and passages. The queen ant lays eggs in some of these rooms. Other rooms are nurseries, stores, reserved quarters and separate barracks etc. ants. Ants of each category carry their duty sincerely without disturbing the other. This is the reason why the ant enjoys a peaceful life.
The queen ant is the mother of entire population of the colony. Its life span is about fifteen years. After wedding flight with a male ant (drone) on a hot summer day, it comes back to earth without wings to lay eggs. In a few days grubs come out of the eggs. Soldier ants guard them while worker ants feed them and help them in growing up. After two or three week grubs become cocoons which then break and perfect ants appear. New ants are taught and trained by old ants. After a few weeks’ training, the small ants become ready to work. An anthill is also the home of other creatures like beetles, lesser breed of ants and the greenfly. The ants give them shelter because they get sweet juices and pleasant smell from them. The greenfly is the ants’ cow. The ants give training to them to give honeydew with a touch of their antennae. Man can learn hard work, sense of duty and discipline, cleanliness, care for the young ones from it.
Q1. How do ants talk or greet other ant?
A: An ant uses its feelers or antennae to talk or greet other ant.
Q2. Which is the commonest type of ant?
A: The red and black are the commonest ants.
Q3: Where do the ants live?
A: They lived in their comfortable home called nest or anthills.
Q4. What is the duty of worker ant?
A: The worker ants spend most of their time in searching food.
Q5. What is a wedding flight?
A: On a hot summer day, the queen ant flies up in the air to meet a male ant. This is called a wedding flight?
Q6. How is the home of ants originated?
A: Every anthill has hundreds of little room and passage. Rooms are reserved for each member of the community like rooms for the queen ant to lay eggs, nurseries for the young ones, and quarters for the workers, store house for food and barracks for soldiers.
Q7. Why an ant does allow other creature to live in an anthill?
A: An ant allows other creature to live in an anthill because some of them give pleasant smell; other give sweet juice and some other are just pets or playful things like cats and dogs to human being.
Q8. Who is called an ant’s cow?
A: The green fly is an ant’s cow.
Q9. How does an ant train the greenfly to give honeydew?
A: The ant trains them to give honeydew with the touch of their antennae. They milk it just as we milk the cow.
Q10. Name some of the qualities fan ant.
A: An ant is a hard working intelligent disciplined and loyal creature.