Questions

What is the average size of an ant? –  .08 to 1 inches

What is dulosis? –  The practice where one colony of ants raids neighboring colonies in order to steal eggs or larvae to bring back to their own colony.

What is the longest recorded living time of an ant? – 30 years (A queen ant in Idaho, USA)

How many stomachs does an ant have? – Two (one to hold food for themselves, one for others)

What are the three kinds of ants in a colony? – The queen, the female workers, and the males

Facts

Scientists estimate that ants came about in the mid-Cretaceous period, which was an amazing 110 to 130 million years ago.

The fossils of the largest ant discovered reveal that T. giganteum was about 2.4 inches (6 cm) long, and it seems that it had a wingspan of nearly six inches.

Ants are able to communicate and cooperate effectively by using chemicals known as “pheromones.”

Ants are able to lift 3 times their body weight, and they can dangle while holding some 100 times their own weight.

There are more than 12,000 species of ants all over the world.

Ants don’t have ears. Ants “hear” by feeling vibrations in the ground through their feet.

Ants don’t have lungs. Oxygen enters through tiny holes all over the body and carbon dioxide leaves through the same holes.

 

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