Articles about Incredible Ants and Basic Facts About Ants

Monday, 20 January 2014 04:37

Flying Ants

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winged antA flying ant is not a seperate species of ant, but a particular type of ant within an ant colony of many species. Most species of ants have flying ants among it's members. Flying ants and other ants with wings, technically called winged ants are the only ants within a colony that mate. Not even the queen mates, as she stores enough sperm to last her entire lifetime. Winged ants are only born when it is time to reproduce and grow their wings shortly after they have emerged from the pupae.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 00:09

The Incredible Ant

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Incredible AntThe ant is certainly an incredible and amazing creature. Since I was kid I have been fascinated by this most marvelous of insects. Peering into side of my homemade ant farm, I used to wonder what it would be like to live for a day as an ant - trudging through the countryside scouring the terrain for food, while braving unthinkable dangers around every turn.

Saturday, 01 June 2013 00:37

Crazy Ant Invades America

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Crazy ant invades texasIn 2002 a single trail of the invasive crazy ant from South America showed up in Houston, Texas. In a year there were 100s of millions of them. Now they've been reported in 24 Texas counties. They have been confirmed in Missisppi, Louisiana, and Florida. Crazy!

Friday, 31 May 2013 19:14

50 Facts About Ants

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  • army ant queen Ants can range in size from 1 millimeter to 40 millimeters (4 cm)
  • The largest ant in the world is the Queen ant of the African Driver (Army) Ant: genus Dorylus. It measures 4 centimeters long or 1 1/2 inches.
  • The title of the largest non-queen ant is claimed by 3 different species. The "Dinosaur Ants" in the genus Dinoponera from South America, the "Camponotus gigas" of Southeast Asia, and the "Bullet Ant" of South America (Paraponera clavata). Each measuring around 3 centimeters.
Monday, 17 September 2012 15:58

The Ant City

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ant cityWe've seen what these giant ant mounds look like above ground but this is an incredible view of what the structures looks like underground - which some have called a wonder of the world.

Researchers from the documentary Ants: Nature's Secret Power have excavated a giant leaf-cutter ant colony in South America.