Ranging from the ant you might find scuttling across your picnic to the ants building underground fortresses in the rainforest, to flying ants!
Living in dump and sea paged conditions such as the Sundarban or in Jim Corbet , the sting of ants has been compared to being hit by a death pain in– ouch!
Fire ant may be little, but the tiny critters have a painful bite which causes a burning sensation – So that the name “fire ant”, which costs the thousands in medical bills every year! They’ve also been known to cause damage to farmer’s crops.
The queen ant of one particular species – the Pogonomyrmex Owyheei – can live up to 30 years – So don't take any challange to it!
A single ant can carry 50 times its own bodyweight, and they’ll even work together to move bigger objects as a group! Being human we should learn the team work from them.
The aptly named species of trap jaw ant, can close its jaws at 140mph, which it uses to kill its prey or injure predators. Image if that bit you on the bum!
Surprisely ants are very common in all continent through out the world even Antertica. Not a single insect can found in such way.
The colony, also called a formicary, is made up of one or more egg-laying queens and a large amount of female “worker” ants who tend to her, build and maintain the nest, forage for food and and care for the young.
Male ants have wings and their only function is to mate with the queen.
Really it's amazing that Ants “listen” by feeling vibrations from the ground through their feet, and there are some eye-less ants such as the Driver ant species can communicate by using their antena!
Ants can send chemical signals (called pheremones) released from their body to send messages to other ants. They send warnings when danger’s near by, leave trails of pheremones leading to food sources and even use them to attract a mate – a sort of ant love potion! Pheromone is such a chemical that attracts male and female both to make intemacy.
The largest nest od ant found in Argentina in 2000, the ginormous colony housed 33 ant populations which had merged into one giant supercolony, with millions of nests and billions of workers!