The Social Stomach

social stomach

The ant has two stomachs; one for itself and one for the group. It’s called the “social stomach.”

“When worker ants forage for food, they store liquid food in their ‘social stomach.’ At a later stage, the food can be distributed to hungry nest mates in a process called trophallaxis.” (

Sometimes ants may appear to be ‘kissing’. They are actually sharing food with nest mates.

Now, this is not what Solomon had in mind when he told us to consider the ways of the ant in Prov. 6:6-8, but it’s still pretty relevant:

Christian, feed yourself and store some to share with others!


Levi Lusko, “Sweatpants on the inside”

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