Right. But unless we're talking about fiction, ants could not get themselves into space. We're getting side-tracked by semantics. Which is okay, I guess. If you want to talk about fiction/fantasy and presuppose a highly involved race millions of years in the future that is directly descended from ants, and which has evolved the technology (and yes -- *shudder* -- the economy which would absolutely indispensible for providing the resources required to build flying machines that could both get Ants into orbit and could sustain life up there), then sure, that would be another interesting conversation. But it's a tangent to what was being talked about just before. Which, of course, is what's cool about a thread like this It drifts around fairly aimlessly.