638. Ants In Your Plants


638. Susie was reading her school essay to her granddad. She said, "Researchers say that there are two kinds of ants in ant colonies. Scouts find the food. Gatherers take the food back to the nest. Gatherers are usually older ants." Her granddad said, "Whoa. What do you mean 'older'? What does an older ant look like? Does it wear bifocals? Does it use a twig like a cane? Does it have bushy eyebrows?" Susie laughed. She said, "I don't know, Grandpa. I just got this out of a magazine. You're not supposed to ask questions like that." He said, "Like what?" She said, "Like, questions that I can't answer." He said, "But if you write it, you have to be able to support it. Maybe your teacher or classmates will ask you the same question." She said, "You're right. I have the answer. Older ants have more wrinkles, like you!" 2.0

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