The Sound of Six-Legged Majesty

“Till, when they came to the valley of the ants, one of the ants said: ‘O ants! enter Your dwellings, lest Sulaimân (Solomon) and his hosts crush you, while they perceive not.’ So He [Sulaimân (Solomon)] smiled, amused at her speech.” (Quran 27:18-19)

This fact stated in Quran 1400 years ago, and in a very astonishing accordance between Quran and scientific discoveries, science magazine published on [6 February 2009] a new scientific research entitled (Queen Ants Make Distinctive Sounds That Are Mimicked by a Butterfly Social Parasite), and again science proves that Quran can not be told by human, it must be revealed by God the creator of this universe.

The new discovery says “Advances in audio technology have enabled scientists to discover that ants routinely talk to each other in their nests. Most ants have a natural washboard and plectrum built into their abdomens that they can rub together to communicate using sound.

Using miniaturized microphones and speakers that can be inserted unobtrusively into nests; researchers established that the queens can issue instructions to their workers.

The astonished researchers, who managed to make the first recordings of queen ants “speaking”, also discovered that other insects can mimic the ants to make them slaves.

Rebel’s large blue butterfly is one of about 10,000 creatures that have a parasitic relationship with ants and has now been found to have learnt to imitate the sounds as well as using chemical signals.

The butterfly’s caterpillars are carried by ants into the nests where they beg for food and are fed by the workers. When a colony is disturbed the ants will rescue the caterpillars before their own broods.

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