Matthew Parker's Decoder #2011-6

Want to know what those ants mean from the June 2011 issue of Focus on the Family Clubhouse magazine? If you missed it, here they are again:

How It Works:
These ants have lots of letters on their bodies, but to decode the message, read the letters from the head back—no matter which direction the ant is facing.

Believe it or not, ants have two stomachs. One holds the food they eat, and the other holds food they intend to share with their colony. When they eat, they don’t actually chew and swallow solid food. Their mouths squeeze out the juice from the food and they discard the dry part. That’s why foods like cornmeal, which gets into their stomach and expands, can kill them.

Look for another secret message next month!

Copyright © 2011 by Christopher Maselli. Used by permission. Illustration © Gary Locke.