The Exploding Ant

Exploding Ant

Have you heard about the exploding ant?! This ant is so bad@ss, that when it’s threatened it will raise up it’s rear-end as a warning – THEN – if the warning is ignored, “the ant then chomps down on itself, flexing so hard that its abdomen bursts with yellow, sticky, toxic goo” . Scientists have actually …

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What is an ant?

Scheme ant worker anatomy

Are ants considered animals? Yes, ants are insects and belong to the Arthropoda phylum and class Insecta [source]. Ants are animals and can be considered “wildlife”. The word “ant”  actually means “the biter”. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period. Ants have colonised almost every landmass on Earth. The only places lacking indigenous …

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