Worker Ant Carrying a Large Piece of Cut Grass (image) Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia Share Print E-Mail Caption An ambitious ant carries a large piece of cut grass back to the nest. Worker ants grow specialized hypertrophied neck-muscles during development that allow them to lift and carry objects many times their own weight. Queens, which are otherwise genetically similar, do not have this adaptation Credit Alex Wild, http://www.alexanderwild.com Usage Restrictions The use of this image is only allowed when credits to Alex Wild are given. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.