Ant "How" - Answering the "How" about ants

Thursday, 31 October 2013 02:27

What Do Ants Eat?

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3 ants eatingAnts might possible have the most diverse diet in all of the animal kingdom. Ants will literally eat almost anything. There are over 12,000 species of ants, and while an individual species of ant may have a relatively limited diet, collectively their diet is incredibly diverse.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 04:44

How Much Do Ants Eat?

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ant eatingThere are a couple of ways to answer this question. For example, are we asking how much one ant will eat in a single day, or are we asking how much an entire colony eats in a day? There is also a difference between how much they eat and how much they take back to their nest. So we will answer both quesitons.

Friday, 23 August 2013 03:27

How Big Is An Ant Colony

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a giant ant hillThere are multiple ways to answer this question, because this question can mean many different things. For example, the quesiton could mean how big is the physical size of the colony itself, i.e. the area that the ant tunnels cover. Another possibility is how many actual ants live in the nest itself? Or what is the average size or what's the biggest? Since I do not know which question you are asking, I will answer all of them.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 19:59

How Much Weight Can An Ant Lift

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how much can an ant liftA 5 Milligram Ant lifting 100 times it's body weight.An often cited reference is that an ant can carry up to 20 times it's own weight. While it's true that an ant can carry 20 times it's own body weight, it can also carry much more than that. The average ant can actually carry up to 50 times it's body weight, and some ants can lift an incredible 100 times their body weight!

Thursday, 01 August 2013 16:39

How Fast Are Ants? (The Speed of an Ant)

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The short answer:

how fast do ants run

The 2 millimeter ants in our video can run approximately 3 inches per second, or 900 feet per hour. Keep in mind that the ants in this video are rather quick (even for ants) and do not necessarily represent all ant species. In our observations, most ants are a little slower than this. 2 inches per second is a closer approximation of the average ant's speed.