1. Solomon culminates his discussion on ants by noting how they store their “supplies in the summer, and gather food in the harvest”.
2. Today we have whole classes of ants that are referred to as “harvester ants” because they do exactly that. “Harvester ant nests are easy to spot. A mound up to 70 cm across made of clipped grass and plant stems marks the site of the nest. Inside the nest are several separate storage areas called ‘granaries’. The granaries hold seeds that the ants have collected and are saving for future meals … the main sources of food for harvester ants are the seeds of different types of grasses.” 1