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What do ants do in the winter?

They hibernate. When the temperature starts to drop below +5 Celsius (+41 Ferenhiet), ants become sluggish and retreat to their nests. They will huddle together to stay warm and eventually move deeper and deeper underground (in their nests) as the temperature drops. Source: Some ant nests can be over 15 feet (4.57 meters) below ground …

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How fast can an ant run?

Saharan Silver Ants

If a Saharan silver ant were enlarged to human size, it could run as fast as 330 mph! A normal ant blown up to human size would run about 30 mph. In reality, regular ants travel at around 300 meters per hour (source) or 0.186 miles per hour. The fastest ants in the world are …

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The World’s Most Dangerous Ant

The most dangerous ant in the world is the bulldog ant (Myrmecia pyriformis) found in coastal regions in Australia. There have been at least three human fatalities since 1936, the latest a Victorian farmer in 1988. – Guinness World Records It is extremely aggressive and shows little fear of human beings, stinging a number of …

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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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Giant Ants!

Check out this exhibit by sculptor Rafael Gómezbarros – pretty scary at first glance, then beautiful. The exhibit is called “Casa Tomada” (seized house) and the ants represent “…the displacement of peasants due to war and strife. Spreading aggressively over the colonial façades of goverment structures… “. Each of the 1300 ants are over 2 …

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