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Spiders walk on water (IMAGE/VIDEO)

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Surface Tension 

Surface tension is the tendency for the surface of a liquid to act like a stretched membrane or piece of rubber. The cohesive forces work to bring the molecules on the interior of the liquid to the exterior surface. If you want to get scientific, surface tension is numerically equal to the force acting at right angles to a line of unit length that is lying on the surface and is called Constant of Capillarity and is represented by the symbol T. Capillarity is the interaction between contacting surfaces of a liquid and a solid that distorts the liquid surface from a planar, flat or two-dimensional, shape to concave or convex.

Cohesion 

Cohesion is the attraction of molecules by which the elements of the body are held together. Water has the highest cohesive force of any liquid except that of mercury. At the air-water interface, the water molecules are H-bonded to one another and to the molecules below the surface. This makes the water behave as though it were coated with an invisible film.

Walking on Water 

The main reason why certain creatures can “walk” on water and we can’t is because their bodies have tiny, little hairs on the bottom of their legs and feet. Their body weight is so minute that it only creates a dimple in the water’s surface which allows the insect to literally “walk on water.” Our body weight is too much for the cohesive forces of the water and we break through the invisible film that the tension creates.

Source: http://www.esu7.org/~lweb/Lakeview/science/spider.html

Subhana’llah: Carnivorous Plant – Sundews (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 Sundews are beautiful, carnivorous plants that eat insects. Carnivorous plants are usually found in one or two regions, but the approximately 130 species of sundew plants grow all over the world.

Subhana’llah: Ants (IMAGE)

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info-pictogram1 Ants are capable of carrying objects 50 times their own body weight with their mandibles. Ants use their diminutive size to their advantage. Relative to their size, their muscles are thicker than those of larger animals or even humans. This ratio enables them to produce more force and carry larger objects. If we had muscles in the proportions of ants, we’d be able to heave a Hyundai over our heads! Researchers Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson estimate that there are upwards of 10,000,000,000,000,000 individual ants alive on Earth at any given time.

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Subhana’llah: Larva (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 Larvae live in diverse habitats, include fresh and salt water, soil, decaying material and as parasites of plants and animals. The lifespan of a larva varies according to the species. The larvae of monarch butterflies have lifespans of about two weeks, while other butterfly and moth species can live as a larva for a single week to as long as six weeks, in the case of the moth Actias luna.

Subhana’llah: Actias Luna Moth (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 The luna moth, a member of the Saturniidae family, is one of the largest moths in North America, with a wingspan of up to 4.5 inches. The pale green wings have a purple margin alone the front edges, with four eyespots on the wings that serve to confuse potential predators.

Subhana’llah: The Cuckoo Wasp (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 The flexible abdomen allows the insect to curl into a ball when disturbed or attacked.

SUBHANA’LLAH: POWERFUL PHOTOS CAPTURED IN THE WILD

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These amazing photos show animals in a way that you’ve never seen them before. Each image serves as a reminder that we share the planet with some truly awe-inspiring creatures, created by Allah (God) May He be Glorified and Exalted.

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Ants create a lifeboat in the Amazon jungle (Video)

info-pictogram1 A flood hits a fire ant colony in the Amazon jungle. An amazing chance to see footage on how the species has adapted to water to protect their queen.

WATCH: DOCUMENTARY ABOUT ANTS

Documentary: Planet Ant; Life Inside the Colony (Video)

info-pictogram1 Entomologist Dr George McGavin and leafcutter expert Prof Adam Hart will embark on an ambitious project, something that’s never been tried before. They will show us a hidden world. It has taken six months from planning to the final project. They’ve built a new home for one million of nature’s most extraordinary creatures – ants. They fascinate us, they build complex, organized societies and we’ve always drawn parallels between their world and ours.
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