Do ants and spiders get along or are they enemies?

Some spiders avoid ants The majority of spiders are solitary predators, they don’t like being around ants because ants are generally territorial, aggressive and some are venomous or noxious. Some spiders get along with ants Hundreds of species of spiders live close to or even with ants. Some of these spiders will mimic ant behavior …

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Why do some ants become so much larger?

Soldier ant

Biologist (Prof. Ehab Abouheif) has figured out that the ants themselves are determining how many in their colony become larger, soldier ants, depending on the need of the colony. Check out the news story here and the full research paper here. When an ant colony is threatened the percentage of soldier ants in the colony …

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What do ants do in the winter?

Ants sort-of hibernate, they generally take it easy and remain pretty inactive in their nests in the Fall and Winter. When the temperature starts to drop below +5 C (+41 F), ants become sluggish and retreat to their nests. Some ants actively collect and store food in their nests for the Winter. During the cold …

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Empire of The Ants – Movie

One of the best ant movies of all time! If you’re freaked out by ants, count yourself lucky, at least you’re not dealing with some sleazy real-estate developer in the Florida everglades and giant super-smart radioactive ants! Empire of the Ants with Joan Collins and Robert Lansing (1977) may not be theee perfect movie for …

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The real Ant-Man and Ant Tacos

The real Ant-Man, Brian Fisher! “All I do is Ants, I reasearch ants, I study ants, I teach ants, I eats ants!” “You eat them?” “Well, they’re tasty actually. You can get them in tacos…” [pause video], Okay Google; are ant tacos a thing? Yes, apparently an ant taco is a thing. Yum.

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The Ant Life Cycle

The ant life cycle has five stages… Nuptial flight (flying ants land and mate) Egg (small oval shaped eggs) Larva (grow in size as they are fed by adult ants – look like rice) Pupa (silk-like cocoon – ant body takes shape inside) Adult (ant) The whole process can take 8-10 weeks in warmer climates …

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What is this, a movie for ants?!

Another big victory for the ant kingdom this weekend! Top Ten Movies from over the weekend [source]… Ant-Man and the Wasp – $76,030,000 Incredibles 2 – $29,021,000 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – $28,585,000 The First Purge – $17,150,000 Sicario: Day of the Soldado – $7,300,000 Uncle Drew – $6,625,000 Ocean’s 8 – $5,285,000 Tag – …

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Flying ants – everywhere!

So, you walk into a place and ask to use the washroom. Um… that’s okay, I can wait ’til the next stop. Mating flight! Look at all of these crazy Atta cephalotes males. They found the right bathroom! #tropics #fieldwork #uconneeb #laselvalife pic.twitter.com/6XRtcqRWzz — Erin Kuprewicz (@ErinKup) June 15, 2018

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