- When ants fight, it’s usually to the death!
- Worker ants in a colony are almost always female. Male ants only live a short time, and their only job is to fertilize the queen’s eggs.
- Some queen ants can live for many years and produce millions of offspring!
- Ants leave behind a pheromone trail so that when they are out foraging, they know where they’ve been.
- Queen ants have wings, they shed the wings when they start a new nest.
- Ants don’t have lungs. Ants have tiny holes all over their body thru which oxygen enters and carbon dioxide leaves.
- An ant can lift twenty times its own body weight!
- Ants have no ears. To “hear”, ants sense vibrations in the ground through their feet.
- When the queen of a colony dies, the ant colony usually dies. Queens are rarely replaced and since worker ants are not able to reproduce, the colony collapses.
- There are more than 12,000 species of ants around the world.
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